Women threaten to stab a couple during Chichester robbery

Police are investigating the thefts
Police are investigating the thefts

SUSSEX Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery where two women threatened to stab and assault a couple and stole one of their phones.

The incident occurred at 5.45pm on Sunday, October 26 under the A27 bridge on the Chichester canal pathway.

As the couple walked along the pathway they were approached by two women, who stood in front and behind them demanding their phones and money, police said.

They took one phone but were disturbed by a jogger and began to run away, chased by one of the victims who called the police and managed to get his phone back.

From local enquiries three possible witnesses have been identified, including the jogger and a man and woman cycling along the river, who spoke with one of the victims.

An 18-year-old woman from Chichester has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed until November 26, while further enquiries take place.

PC Ben Hitchman of Chichester response investigation team, said: “If you were jogging or cycling along Chichester canal around the time of this incident please get in contact, your information could be vital.

“If you think you are the witnesses described or if you have any information or saw anything in the area please contact police via www.sussex.police.uk, emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting 1101 of 26/10/14.

“Alternatively you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800555111.”