Worthing man robbed and threatened with garden shears

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed while threatened with garden shears in Worthing.

An 18-year-old man was approached by two men when he was walking in an alleyway, between Bashford Lane and Cecilian Avenue, at 2.40am yesterday (Tuesday, September 11).

The two suspects demanded the victim’s phone and wallet and one of the suspects held out some garden shears.

After they robbed him, they ran off towards the town centre.

One of the suspects is described as white, of a skinny build, in his mid 20s and 6ft 2in tall. He was wearing a scarf over the bottom of his face, a grey hooded top with the hood up and dark trousers.

The second suspect was black, of stocky build, mid 20s and 6ft 2in tall. He had a black beard shaped like a goatee and was also wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up with a baseball hat underneath and dark trousers.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting serial 0086 of 11/9.