Man robbed at knifepoint by masked gang in Lancing

A man has been robbed at knifepoint by a group of men in Lancing, Sussex Police has said.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:50 pm

According to a spokesman, the victim was walking along Sompting Road, near Lancing Railway Station, at around 11pm on Thursday, April 15 when he was approached by four men.

They demanded he hand over any money, police said, and one of the suspects pulled out a knife.

The victim’s wallet was taken and he suffered a small wound to his hand.

Sussex Police

Police said the four suspects were travelling in a silver car, of a similar shape to an old style Ford Fiesta, and left the scene in that vehicle in the direction of The Railway pub.

The men are described by police as white and aged in their 20s or 30s. One was wearing a black North Face jacket with the hood up and a blue surgical face mask. Another was wearing a purple jumper and grey bottoms, and a blue surgical face mask.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or saw four men travelling in a similar vehicle in the area around that time is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1063 of 16/04.

Alternatively, information can be passed to police anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555 111.