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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 16/04/2019 09:49:00

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Tuesday 16th April 2019

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Worthing street robbery is being investigated by detectives
We would welcome your help if you saw or have any information about a street robbery in Littlehampton Road, Durrington, Worthing, at around 5.25pm on Tuesday (9 April) in which a knife was used to threaten and attack two 17-year-old boys.
One of the boys was thrown to the ground and received puncture wounds to his upper body, consistent with being stabbed. He was later treated at Worthing Hospital. His wallet containing cash and personal items was stolen.
The other teenager accosted was uninjured and nothing was stolen from him.
Both had been approached by three other youths wearing dark clothing near the A2032 Littlehampton Road's junction with Northfield Road. After the robbery the suspect trio ran off in an easterly direction.
Detective Constable Colin Taylor, of Worthing police investigations, said: "We would like to talk to anyone who witnessed the robbery, who noticed any suspicious activity or individuals in the area or who may have dash-cam or closed circuit television (CCTV) footage that may help with our enquiries."
They should contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 981 of 09/04. Information can also be given anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555111.
DC Taylor added: "This was a violent but fortunately isolated incident. We would urge anyone who thinks they may be able to assist to get in touch without delay."
Two boys aged 17 and a third aged 16 have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery. All three have been bailed with conditions and curfews until 7 May while enquiries continue.
Police seek man with head injuries in Worthing
Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who approached a member of the public with a head injury.
Officers were called to Wordsworth Road, Worthing around 8.45pm on Sunday, March 31 after receiving a report from a member of the public with concerns for a man.
The man asked the member of the public for help after stating his car had been stolen and he had been assaulted.
The member of the public offered to call the police and ambulance service but the man refused and ran away.
If you are the man in question or noticed a man with head injuries in this area at this time please report online or call 101 quoting 1133 of 31/03.
Campaign to help prevent moped and motorbike thefts
Sussex Police are encouraging moped and motorbike riders to protect their vehicles from would-be thieves.
The campaign, advises riders to “lock, chain and cover your bike”, wherever they park.
Moped and motorbike thefts saw a rise in Sussex during last summer and the end of 2018, with various operations being put into action to tackle this. This advice campaign aims to maintain the recent fall in thefts and to support the work that police have already carried out.
Posters will be placed in areas where moped and motorbike thieves are known to operate, as well as bike parks and other areas parking areas.
Advice includes locking your bike in order to make it harder to steal. A chain is another deterrent, making it impossible to wheel away from the parking area. Covering your bike hides what make and model it is, as well as adding another obstacle to would-be thieves. Also think about parking your vehicle in well-lit areas and choosing a location which has CCTV if possible. All these precautions add up to a better-protected vehicle and fewer incidents of stealing.
Mopeds and motorbikes are frequently stolen in Sussex in order to sell them on or for joy-riding. Unlike recent occurrences in London, it is unlikely the stolen vehicles would be used for “moped-enabled crime”, where they are taken in order to carry out a further crime such as robbery, but that does not mean it will not happen.
Inspector Brian McCarthy said: “We are appealing to all riders in Sussex to be vigilant in keeping their vehicles safe whenever they are out on the road. You may just be parking for five minutes, or just leaving your vehicle while you run an errand, but that’s all that is needed for thieves to take advantage of an unlocked moped or motorbike.
"Don’t give them the opportunity they are looking for. Your vehicle is worth more than a £10 bike lock, so invest now and keep your property safe.”
This campaign will be run across the county starting in April, and continuing throughout the summer. For more information on how to protect mopeds and motorbikes, please visit our website
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Crime summary

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0749 11/04/2019
Location: Nicholson Drive, Shoreham
Date and time: On the 9th April
Details: Access was gained to an outbuilding by forcing a lock. Electronic games equipment, small amount of cash were stolen.

Reference: 0627 13/04/2019
Location: Navarino Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 12th and 13th April
Details: A bike shed was broken into by forcing the lock. A pedal cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0702 15/04/2019
Location: Broadwater Street East,Worthing
Date and time: Between 11th and 12th April
Details: Two pedal cycles were stolen from a shed.


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