Police released e-fit of a man sought after a robbery in Horsham

Police have released an e-fit of a man sought in connection with a robbery in Horsham.

About 1am on Wednesday 15 May, officers on patrol were flagged down by a member of the public who claimed he had just been robbed at knife point in Carfax.

An unknown man is reported to have approached him at a cash machine and demanded money. When the victim refused, he was followed to his car, where the suspect brandished a knife.

The victim threw some cash on the floor to appease the suspect, who made off from the scene on a mountain bike described as very new in appearance, and with a white frame.

Police carried out a search for the offender in the area, but there was no trace of him.

He is described as white, aged 18 to 20, about 5’7” and of skinny build. He had very dark hair that was curly and over his ears, and was well spoken.

He was wearing a dark coloured beanie style hat, and a cream or white zip-up jacket with a dark coloured raised collar and a hood.

Anyone who recognises the suspect or who witnessed the incident is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 45 of 15/05.