Attempted street robbery in Crawley


A man was pushed to the ground and searched by two men in Crawley.

Sussex Police said a 26-year old local man was walking home along Tollgate Hill, Broadfield, when two men stopped him and demanded money, at about 12.30am on Wednesday (July 1).

When he refused, saying he had no money, they pushed him to the ground and began to search him. However they stopped and ran off when a car passed by.

Police said one of the attempted robbers was in his 20s, stocky and about 5’ 10”. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up, black trainers and black gloves. The second was very similar in age, build and height and was wearing a grey hooded top with the top up.

Nothing was stolen and the man was shaken but unhurt.

Detective Constable Simon Goulding said; “We would particularly like to speak to the occupant or occupants of that car that drove past, which clearly distracted the would-be robber . We would also like to hear from anyone who saw the two men in the area that night.

“If you can help please contact us via or call 101, quoting serial 32 of 01/07. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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