A TEENAGER had his Gucci bag stolen after he was robbed at knifepoint by masked thugs.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was sat in a car in the Castle Lane car park in Hadleigh when the incident happened.

He was approached by two who threatened him with a knife before they began physically assaulting him.

The victim was forced to hand over a Gucci bag which contained cash, a wallet, housekeys and some stationary.

The robbers then left the scene in a blue VW Polo.

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Police have launched an investigation into the incident, which happened around 10.30pm on Wednesday, May 4.

Detectives want anyone with information to come forward.

A police spokesman added: “The suspects are both tall, of stocky build, were wearing dark clothes with hoods and spoke with Essex accents.

“One of them was wearing a medical facemask.

“We need anyone who witnessed the incident or has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage of it to contact us.”

If you have any information, you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote crime reference number 42/111943/22.

You can also call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.