Teen punched in face during attempted Horsham robbery

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A teenager was punched in the face several times after he refused to give up his wallet and phone in an attempted robbery.

Police said the 18-year-old was walking down an alleyway between Victoria Street and Park Terrace East in Horsham at about 8.30pm on Tuesday (February 6) when he was approached by two men. They demanded his phone and wallet.

The teen refused and continued walking before he was punched in the face several times.

Officers said he suffered facial injuries and the offenders ran off back in the direction of Victoria Street.

Police said both suspects were described as white and wearing all black clothing, with hoods over their heads, and gloves. One of them wore black Nike trainers with a white tick.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1214 of 06/02.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.