A man has been arrested in connection with two incidents at knife-point that recently occurred in Horsham.
The first incident took place at about 11.10am on Thursday 15th February, when a man tried to steal a handbag from a woman in New Street. The attempted theft took place close to the parade of shops near Livingstone Road.
The perpetrator threatened his 40-year-old victim with a knife, but she valiantly fought him off. He fled the scene empty handed.
A further incident took place at about 1am on Sunday 18th February. A 17-year-old boy was walking along Rushams Road when he was approached by a man at the junction with Victory Road.
The suspect demanded the victim hand over his phone, which he did. Following the incident the victim sustained two stab wounds, one to his back and one to his arm, which he was later treated for. Read our full story here.
Police have arrested an 18-year-old man from Horsham on suspicion of both robbery (New Street on 18th February) and attempted robbery (Rushams Road on 15th February). He has been released under investigation whilst police enquiries continue.
Police continue to appeal for witnesses to both incidents.
Anyone with any information in connection to either crime is asked to report it online. They can also call 101 quoting serial 766 of 15/02 for the New Street incident, or serial 99 of 18/02 for the Rushams Road incident.
Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.