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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 04/05/2018 10:05:00

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Friday 4th May 2018

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Police appealing for witnesses to knife-point robbery at Shoreham shop

Police are appealing for witnesses to a knife-point robbery at a shop in Shoreham.

At 10.14pm on Thursday (4 May), a silver four-door hatchback car pulled up close to One Stop in Buckingham Road.

Two masked men exited the vehicle and entered the store, each armed with a knife, and demanded money.

The suspects made off a short time later with an unknown quantity of cash.

They are both described as black, wearing dark coloured clothing and balaclavas covering their faces.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1354 of 03/05.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested for drug offences in Worthing

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in Worthing.

Officers spotted a man acting suspiciously in Railway Approach, Worthing, on Thursday afternoon (26 April).

Worthing Prevention team approached the man who subsequently ran off in the direction of Worthing railway station. He was pursued on foot and arrested.

A 25-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class A drug (heroin) and two counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of his or her duty. He has since been released under investigation.

To read our advice on how to report any drug issues please click here.

Two charged to appear in court in connection with Shoreham ram-raid

Two people have been charged in connection with a ram-raid in Shoreham.

Police received reports of an attempted break-in at Co-Op in High Street about 1.30am on Tuesday (1 May).

A 4x4 was used to ram-raid the premises and gain entry, causing significant damage, however nothing has been reported stolen.

A number of police units were deployed, and two vehicles suspected of being involved in the incident – a Daihatsu 4x4 and a Mercedes Sprinter – were pursued and stopped using tactics on the M25 close to Leatherhead, Surrey.

During this, four police vehicles were damaged and an officer sustained minor arm injuries. He was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill for treatment.

Two people were subsequently arrested and remanded in custody to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (2 May).

They are a 17-year-old boy from Woking in Surrey, who cannot be named for legal reasons, charged with the following:

  • Conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal;
  • Failing to stop when required by a police officer;
  • Failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis;
  • Driving with no licence;
  • Driving with no insurance;
  • Aggravated vehicle taking and causing property damage.
    And George Jones, 26, unemployed, of Rutland Close, Epsom, Surrey, charged with the following:
  • Failing to stop when required by a police officer;
  • Conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal;
  • Dangerous driving;
  • Aggravated vehicle taking and causing injury by accident;
  • Driving while disqualified;
  • Driving with no insurance.
    Police are still appealing for witnesses, anyone with CCTV or video footage, or anyone with any information relating to this offence or other similar offences in Sussex and Surrey, to come forward.
    You can report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Vote.
    Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Crime summary



Reference: 0188 30/04/2018

Location: Newland Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 16:00 and 16:45 on the 30th April

Details: Access was gained to a property through an insecure door. Medication and a wallet were stolen.

Reference: 1236 01/05/2018

Location: Boundary Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 08:15 and 19:30 on the 01st May

Details: Entry was gained to a property by forcing a lock. A laptop and tablet were stolen. 

Reference: 1050 03/05/2018

Location: Crescent Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 14:30 and 17:30 on the 3rd May

Details: A lock was forced to gain entry to a property. A passport, Euros and an Apple Mac were stolen.


Other than Dwelling


Reference: 0031 30/04/2018

Location: Emerald Quay Shoreham

Date and time: Between midday and 4:30pm on the 28th April

Details: An attempt was made to break into a garage. No access was gained.

Reference: 0304 30/04/2018

Location: Millfield Lancing

Date and time: Between 11am on the 28th April and 7am on the 30th April

Details: A door lock and handle were damaged to gain access to a shed. Nothing was stolen.

Reference: 0817 01/05/2018

Location: John Street Shoreham

Date and time: On the 01st May

Details: An attempt was made to enter a garage by damaging the door. No access was gained.


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