A man`s been punched in the face a number of times during an attempted robbery in Colchester.
The incident happened in Mersea Road on Saturday.
The suspect tried to take the victim’s Dunlop shoulder bag but left empty handed.
He was described as a being of large, muscular build, between 6ft and 6ft 2ins tall and aged in his mid to late 20s.
He was dressed all in black and wore black gloves, with his face covered.
The victim suffered bruising and swelling as a result of the incident.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Pc John Mason at Colchester CID on 101.