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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 18/09/2019 08:28:00

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Wednesday 18th September 2019

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Appeal: Father and daughter scare off armed robber

An armed robber fled empty handed after being chased off by an 11-year-old girl and her dad.
Shortly before 10pm on Monday (16 September) a man walked into the Express Supermarket in Newlands Road, Worthing, pulled out a knife and demanded the member of staff empty the till.
A man and his daughter who were in customers in the store threw two bottles of squash and a loaf of bread at him and after one last unsuccessful attempt to grab money from the till, he fled empty handed out of the shop. No one was harmed.
The suspect is white, slim, about 5' 8", and was wearing a green Nike hooded jacket with the hood up, a black baseball cap, blue jeans and green Adidas POD trainers, He had a scarf covering his face and was also wearing gloves. (Please click on link to see photo)
Detective Constable Noel Simmonds said: "I cannot praise enough the bravery of the father and daughter who intervened in this knifepoint attempted robbery.
“There are considerable risks anytime a knife is used or brandished and whilst it is tempting to just view the spectacle of an armed robber fleeing in panic from a young girl, if the suspect is not caught he may try again and next time someone could be seriously hurt.
"We need to identify the suspect as quickly as possible so we are asking people to view the CCTV footage and stills and to please get in touch with us if you know who this is or have any information about the incident."
If you can help, report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1520 of 16/09.

Three boys assaulted in Worthing Skate Park

Police in Adur and Worthing are appealing for witnesses to come forward after three boys were assaulted.
The trio were at the skate park in Homefield Park, Worthing around 3.30pm on Sunday, September 1, when they were approached by a group of between seven to 15 youths.
The three were both verbally and physically assaulted by members of the group and spray paint used to cause criminal damage to their skateboards.
Prevention Inspector Allan Lowe said: “This intimidating behaviour from the group of youths is unacceptable. Using spray paint, not only on the skateboards, but on one of the victims is appalling behaviour and we are conducting a number of enquiries to identify the suspects in this matter.
“We have been working closely with partner agencies to help curb anti-social behaviour around this area.
“The individuals involved in anti-social behaviour are the minority and we know who they are. Rest assured we are working closely with partners to ensure these youths are dealt with accordingly.
“We are asking the community to work with us and our partners and report any matters of anti-social behaviour to us without delay.”
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 397 of 02/09.

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Crime summary

Burglary Other than Dwelling

Reference: 0549 15/09/2019
Location: Wilmot Road Shoreham
Date and time: On the 15th September
Details: A garage was broken into. An attempt was made to steal a motorcycle and tools.


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