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CCTV images released following Horsham robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of two young men they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery in Horsham town centre.

The incident happened at about 5.30pm on Friday, July 15 when three young men wearing balaclavas were seen in West Street.

They approached a 15-year-old boy who was sat with a friend outside the Lynd Cross public house and Wilkinson store.

The boy was then taken around the corner towards The Gym, and his bag was taken.

Three young men wearing balaclavas in West Street approached a 15-year-old boy sat with a friend outside the Lynd Cross public house and Wilkinson’s store.

The boy was taken around the corner towards The Gym, and his bag was taken.

One of the three suspects was described as a slim white man, 6’2” and was seen carrying a knife.

Members of the public saw what happened and intervened, challenging this suspect and then bravely helping to detain him in a nearby Waitrose store after a short pursuit.

The suspect was then arrested by police.

Now, police are seeking to identify the other two young men in connection with this incident.

One of the young men is described as black and 5’2”. The second young man is described as mixed race and 5’4”.

Officers have appealed for witnesses; anyone who recognises the two young men; or anyone who may have seen them in the town centre on July 15, to come forward.

Information can be reported to Sussex Police online or on 101 and quote serial 1144 of 15/07.

Alternatively contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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