Woman assaulted and robbed in Colchester

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A woman was assaulted and robbed this morning on Johnson Avenue in Colchester, a press release said.

Colchester Police are investigating the incident, which occurred around 9: 30 a.m. Thursday. The woman was walking on the sidewalk when an unidentified male approached her from behind and tackled her to the ground, the press release said.

The man stole the bag she was carrying, which contained her wallet, police said. She suffered minor injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information related to the incident to call the department at 264-5556.