Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery close to West Mayne, Basildon, at around 8.20pm on Sunday, May 28.
A 20-year-old woman was approached from behind by two men wearing balaclavas and bandanas and was knocked to the floor.
The suspects then punched and kicked her in the head before demanding cash and personal items. They ran off empty handed.
Anyone who witnessed or has information about the incident is asked to contact Pc Hazel Riggingale at Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.