Three charged following Worthing knife-point robberies

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TWO men and a teenage boy have appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court following two knife-point robberies in Worthing on Thursday, April 28.

The three defendants appeared at the court on Saturday, April 30, charged with several counts of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon following the attacks in the town centre.

Lee Bailey, 31, of Ann Street, Worthing was charged with shoplifting, two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.

Todd Mackenzie, 21, of Potters Lane, Burgess Hill was charged with three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

The defendants were arrested following reports of three teenagers robbed at knife-point at the Bandstand, Montague Street, at around 11pm and a further report of a 24-year-old man attacked and robbed near the Jolly Brewers pub, in Clifton Road, at around 11.20pm.

All three defendants have been remanded in custody until their next hearing at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, May 19.

Anyone who with information regarding these incidents should call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1239 of 28/04 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.