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Horley teenager charged with Redhill robbery
11:07am Monday 2nd September 2013 in Local News
A teenager from Horley has been charged with robbery after an 18-year-old woman was pushed into a fence and her phone stolen.
The incident happened in Upper Bridge Road, Redhill, on Monday, August 26, when the woman was approached by a man as she was walking at about 9.45am.
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said the man pushed his victim into a fence and then stole her iPhone 5.
The spokeswoman said: “The victim was left shaken by the ordeal but was not injured, and contacted officers immediately.
“Police quickly attended the scene and carried out a thorough search of the area, assisted by the dog unit.”
She said: “A short time later, a 17-year-old man was arrested in connection with the robbery.”
The teenager was charged with robbery on August 27 and appeared the next day at East Surrey Magistrates Court in Redhill, where he was remanded to appear at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, September 13.