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Man threatened at knife-point in Crawley

13 Nov, 2017 09:39 News Witness Appeals

Police are hoping for witnesses to a knife-point robbery in Crawley.

On Tuesday (November 7) at about 5pm, a 19-year-old man had left a shop on North Road and was walking through the subway between Pond Wood Road and Hazelwick Avenue. He was approached by two men from the opposite direction who asked him for a cigarette. He gave them one before they demanded his watch and some money. He refused.

They punched him and held his hand behind his back while they robbed him of his watch and £30. The victim was then cut on the face with a knife. The suspects then ran away towards North Road.

Detective Sergeant Karrie Bohanna said: "This has left the victim with some nasty injuries to his face which had to be treated at hospital.

"The two suspects are described as one black man, muscular build, about 6' and about 25. He was wearing a blue waterproof hooded top with the hood up and black jeans. The second man was possibly Asian, about 20, about 5' 10". He was wearing black Nike trainers and a black jacket.

"This happened in the early evening and we are hoping someone might have seen these two men running away from the subway or recognise their descriptions."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online quoting serial 1406 of 07/11. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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