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Three teenagers arrested after robbery of a boy in Worthing

News   •   Mar 13, 2019 10:25 GMT

Three teenagers were arrested after the attempted knifepoint robbery of a boy in Worthing.

The 13-year-old victim was threatened at knifepoint at the Manor Sports Ground in Broadwater Road between 5.30 and 6pm on Sunday evening (March 10). Two suspects approached the victim and after engaging him in conversation drew him away from the car park before threatening him with a knife and trying to steal his backpack. The boy managed to escape with minor injuries, but had to leave his black ‘Scott’ bicycle at the sports ground and this has not yet been found.

Three boys were stopped nearby and detained by police officers around 6.45pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, who may have seen three boys acting suspiciously in the area in the time leading up to it or know the whereabouts of the bicycle is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1259 of 10/03.

A 14-year-old boy from Sompting and two 15-year-old boys from Lancing and Worthing were arrested on suspicion of robbery. They have been released under investigation.