Armed robbery sparks police to increase patrols in the area
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.