TWO hooded robbers attacked a 21-year-old man on a popular dog walking route in Littlehampton last night (February 5).
The victim was using a ‘dog walk’ footpath south of the A259 Worthing Road at Littlehampton, police have said.
The path links the Cornfield School and Highdown Drive, and the incident took place between 7pm and 7.45pm.
The victim had reached a fork in the path when he was approached by two men, with eastern European accents, who asked him for a light before assaulting him and stealing his mobile phone.
He suffered cuts and grazes to his face and a wound to his left arm before managing to run off and raise the alarm.
He was later treated for his injuries at Worthing Hospital.
His assailants were both white males. One was 5ft 8ins tall, stocky, clean shaven, wearing a full grey unbranded tracksuit with the hood up. He had gold rings on his fingers.
The second man was about 6ft, in his 20s, of medium build, wearing a red hooded top with the hood up and a dark coloured scarf across his lower face. He was also wearing black jeans.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and help with the investigation.
Those who may have seen the incident, noticed two men acting suspiciously in the area or who may have other information is being urged to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 1300 of 5/1.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.