Chichester Observer

Armed robbery sparks police to increase patrols in the area

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Police patrols have been stepped up in Chichester after an armed robbery.

Officers received a report of a man walking along Canal Wharf into Stockbridg­e Road around 2am on Friday (April 30) when he was confronted by another man, police said.

A spokesman added: “The man asked the victim to hand over his belongings before showing him, what was believed to be, a knife. The victim was able to run away from the scene unharmed and nothing was reported as stolen.

“The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 20 and 40, around 5ft 5in and with a northern accent. He was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and had a scar, tattoo or bruising below one of his eyes.”

Detective Sergeant Emma Fields said: “Fortunatel­y the victim was able to escape the suspect unharmed but the incident has, understand­ably, shaken him.

“We are eager to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, saw a man matching the descriptio­n or believe you may have home CCTV which could assist our investigat­ion to make contact with us without delay.

“High visibility patrols have been increased in the area.”

If you have any informatio­n, call police on 101, quoting serial 121 of 30/04.

 ??  ?? The incident took place along Canal Wharf (Photo: Google)
The incident took place along Canal Wharf (Photo: Google)

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