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Southend: Man Dragged Into Car And Robbed
Essex Police are investigating after a man was forced into a car in broad daylight where he was assaulted and robbed by a group of men.
The attack happened when a man and a woman were walking together along Coleman Street at 11am on Monday, November 28 when a people carrier pulled up alongside them and several men forced the couple into the vehicle.
They were then driven around the local area and the man kicked out of the vehicle on Station Road in Westcliff 30 minutes later.
The 29-year-old man from Southend was left with facial and chest injuries after being physically assaulted and struck with a weapon during the journey. He also had his mobile telephone stolen.
Investigating Officer, Dc Lucy Bowman, said: "This vehicle was driven around the Southend and Westcliff areas for a considerable period of time, with one of the assailants hanging out of it while it was on the move. He had been trying to close the door.
"Somebody, a motorist, pedestrian, shopper or retailer, would have seen this car. We’re also looking to speak with anyone who recalls seeing this couple walking along Coleman Street."
The assailants are described as black, in their 20s, with three being approximately six foot tall and one considerably shorter. In addition, one of the taller men has a gold tooth while one of the others has two scars on his face.
The vehicle is described as being dark, a seven-seater and approximately seven years old. It has tinted rear windows.
Three of the four men drove off in a new, black Mercedes while the accomplice followed them in the people carrier.
Anyone with information in connection with this robbery is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101.
An 18-year-old woman was arrested the following day in connection with this robbery and is currently on police bail until Thursday, February 16, 2012.
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