Robber threatens woman and child near Chichester

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A WOMAN was robbed after a man barged his way into a house.

Police are today (July 10) investigating a robbery in Crockerhill, near Chichester, after the robber entered the home, threatened the woman, then stole a small safe, an Apple Mac Pro laptop and an iPad.

“The incident happened just before 9pm on Thursday (July 9) when the occupant, a 20-year-old woman, was verbally threatened and made to hand over valuables to the offender. She was shaken but unhurt. A six-year-old boy, son of the woman’s boyfriend, was also unharmed,” said a police spokesman.

He said the offender was last seen heading towards the A27 between Tangmere and Fontwell. It was thought he may have been driving a silver Volkswagen Caddy.

“He is described as a black male with dreadlock hair tied in a pony-tail,” the spokesman added. “He was wearing a cluster of bling earrings and a high-visibility vest. which it is believed he later discarded.”

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or who may have other information about the incident was asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 1571 of July 9.

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