Tuesday 25th September 2018
News and appeals
Police appealing for witnesses to Worthing hit-and-run
Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a young cyclist in Worthing.
The 13-year-old local girl was struck by a car as she crossed the toucan crossing – designed for both pedestrians and cyclists – on the A259 Littlehampton Road, adjacent to the Yeoman pub, about 8.05am on Thursday (20 September).
The driver of the dark blue vehicle – possibly a BMW saloon – which was travelling eastbound, then got out of his car and shouted at the girl, before making off from the scene.
A woman driving a silver car stopped to assist, and the victim was treated for minor injuries when she arrived at school.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who has any dash cam footage of the incident. In particular, they would like to speak to the woman who stopped to help the cyclist.
Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or phone 101, quoting serial 332 of 20/09.
Teenager's bike stolen in Worthing
Police are appealing for anyone with information on a Worthing bike robbery to come forward.
A teenager, 14-year-old boy, was cycling along Montague Street, Worthing, around 8.10pm on Monday 27 August when he was approached by a man.
The man stopped the bike, threatened the teenager and demanded he handed over the bike.
PC Catherine Maloney said: “The teenager was on holiday in the area and has understandably, been left very upset by this incident.
“Have you seen a black bike with stickers on the frame and blue spokes for sale in the area recently?
“The suspect is described as a white man, 5’ 8”, of medium build, with black greying hair and wearing a bright blue parka jacket.
“We are very keen to speak to anyone who has seen this bike, recognises the description or witnessed the incident.”
To report information please go online or call 101 quoting 1169 of 27/08. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111
To report information please go online or call 101 quoting 1169 of 27/08. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800
Man suffers serious injuries in Worthing altercation
Police are appealing for witnesses after man suffered serious injuries in a Worthing altercation.
Two men were seen running down Railway approach around 8.10pm on Friday (21 September) when a physical altercation occurred.
A man, in his 20s, suffered serious injuries, believed to be caused by a knife, and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
The suspect is described as a white man, early 20s, fair haired and was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt.
Prevention Inspector Allan Lowe said: “This violence is obviously distressing but I can assure local people that we are doing all we can, taking targeted action to help keep them safe.
“Criminality that puts people's lives at risk is never acceptable and it's vital that the community pulls together to help us deal with those responsible.
“I understand that residents will be concerned by violence taking place in the town but I want to reassure everyone that their safety is our priority.
“We want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in contact with us.
“No one knows their neighbourhoods better than residents themselves, so please get in touch if something seems suspicious or out of place.”
To report information please go online or call 101 quoting reference 1261 of 21/09. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 0727 19/09/2018
Location: Bridge Road Worthing
Date and time: Between 18th and 19th September
Details: A garage was broken into by forcing a door. A pedal cycle was stolen.
Reference: 0198 21/09/2018
Location: Beach Green, Shoreham by Sea
Date and time: Between 20th and 21st September
Details: A garage was broken into. A small box containing cash was stolen.
Reference: 0361 21/09/2018
Location: Alandale Road, Lancing
Date and time: Overnight on the 20th September
Details: The lock was broken to gain entry to a garage. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
Reference: 0302 22/09/2018
Location: Bridge Road Worthing
Date and time: Between 18th and 20th September
Details: A shed was broken into by forcing the door. Nothing was stolen.
Reference: 0486 24/09/2018
Location: Eastcourt Road Worthing
Date and time: Between midnight and 8am on the 24th September
Details: The door on a garden shed was forced to gain entry. Nothing was stolen.
Reference: 1051 24/09/2018
Location: Dankton Gardens Lancing
Date and time: Between 22nd and 24th September
Details: A door on a garage was found open. A pedal cycle and a box of scrap metal were stolen.
Reference: 1184 24/09/2018
Location: Mill Road Lancing
Date and time: Between 7:45 am and 7pm on the 24th September
Details: Several pedal cycles were stolen from a garage it is unknown how entry was gained.
September Fraud Newsletter
There has been a slight rise in courier fraud. This months Keep your Money Safe looks at a couple of cases where victims suffered substantial financial losses. Elderly people get a phone call claiming to be from their bank advising they need to return their bank cards. They then send a ‘courier’ to collect the cards and or cash from the victim’s home address.
Where the victim has not cancelled the cards, attempts and withdrawals have been made using the card. In some cases the victims have also provided their PINs to the courier.
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