Two men have been arrested in connection with alleged attempted alley gate robbery

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POLICE have arrested two men in connection with an incident in which a teenage girl was pinned against an alley gate in a daylight robbery attempt.

The alleged attempted robbery happened in Wilson Street, in the town centre area of Hartlepool, on Wednesday, November 6, around 4.40pm.

The 15-year-old was walking alone when she is said to have been approached by two men, and then pinned to nearby alley gates.

Police say the two men demanded her phone and money before making off empty-handed.

Today police have revealed that two men, aged 20 and 21-years-old, have been arrested in connection with the incident are currently in police custody.