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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a robbery in Horsham town centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a robbery in Horsham town centre.

The incident happened at about 5.30pm on Friday, July 15.

Three young men wearing balaclavas in West Street approached a 15-year-old boy sat with a friend outside The Lynd Cross public house and the Wilkinson’s store.

The boy was taken around the corner towards The Gym, and his bag was taken.

One of the three suspects was described as a slim white young man, 6’2” and was seen carrying a knife.

Members of the public saw what happened and intervened, challenging this suspect and then bravely helping to detain him in a nearby Waitrose store after a short pursuit.

The suspect was then arrested by police.

The other two men were described as slim, black, 5’2” and 5’4” respectively.

Officers have appealed for anyone who witnessed what happened, or who may have seen the three suspects together in the town centre to come forward.

Information can  be reported to Sussex Police online or on 101 and quote serial 1144 of 15/07.

Alternatively contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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