POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked unconscious during a robbery in Southend.
The robbery took place in Southchurch Road at around 1am today.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “A 64-year-old man from Southend was walking home with a friend before they went their separate ways.
“Shortly afterwards the victim was approached near to the Ambleside Drive junction by two men who threatened him with a knife.
“The victim was then punched, knocked unconscious and had his wallet stolen.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.