14 year-old robbed in Worthing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year old boy was robbed in Worthing on Sunday (December 16).

The teenager was walking in Palatine Road at about 6.30pm, whilst listening and rapping to music, when a man stopped him to complement him on his rapping.

The victim stopped but as they were talking, he was hit on the side of the face and was pushed to the ground by someone behind him.

The man who was behind him held him down while the man he had been talking to searched his pockets.

The thieves made off with a Samsung mobile phone, iPod and a Philips mp3 player and made off towards The Boulevard.

PC Oliver Masters said: “The teenager had a small cut to his eyebrow and a sore elbow and hip and was obviously extremely shaken.

“The suspect who the victim was talking to is described as white, about 19 years of age, slim and about 6ft with cropped dark hair.

“He was wearing a white hooded top with a black scarf across his face.

“The victim only saw the second suspect from behind but described him as a similar height and build to the other man but wearing a faded black hooded top.

“Anyone who saw the men running along Palatine Road, or knows anything about this incident, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1174 of 16/12. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”