Lancing woman arrested after attempted robbery in Worthing

Police are appealing for witnesses after two suspects attempted to rob two men in Worthing.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 11:02 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:41 am

Two men were walking along Cowper Road at about 12.40am on Friday (6 April).

As they reached the junction of Heene Road and Mill Road, a woman on the other side of the road asked them if they had a cigarette, police said.

They shouted no and continued walking west along Mill Road – when two suspects approached them and demanded their money and phones, according to police.

One of them was possibly holding a knife, police said.

The victims refused to hand over any valuables and ran off.

A 34-year-old woman from Lancing was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a class A drug, police said.

She has been released under investigation.

Police want to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the incident and the woman who had asked them for a cigarette.

If you can help contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 50 of 06/04.