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DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man was punched and robbed while walking home from work.

The man, who is in his late 20s, was walking along a footpath between Loughton station and Roding Gardens at about 10.10pm on Tuesday (September 18) when he was approached by two men.

One suspect grabbed the man from behind and held him, while the second punched him in the face and tried to grab his bag.

The victim was then pushed into bushes and the two robbers stole his bag - containing an Apple iPod, headphones, clothing and other belongings – and his Samsung Galaxy mobile telephone.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises and was later checked over by paramedics, but did not require hospital treatment.

The suspects are both described as black and in their 20s. One was about 6ft 2in tall, of medium build and had stubble on his face. He was wearing black or grey woollen gloves, a dark green or black hoodie or coat and dark coloured jeans.

The second man was about 5ft 8in, of smaller build and was also wearing a hoodie.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the two men should contact DS Becky Young at Harlow Target Offender Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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