Two men robbed at knifepoint in Worthing

POLICE are linking two knifepoint robberies which happened on the same night in Worthing.

Just before 4am on Saturday (September 22) a 23-year-old man from Cambridegeshire who had been visiting friends in Worthing, was approached by several men in Tennyson Road.

One of them threatened him with a knife and they took some personal effects from him and ran off. He was shaken but unhurt.

At about 4.10am, a 25-year-old local man was attacked in nearby Broadwater Road and robbed of his mobile phone and wallet. One of the robbers was wielding a knife and the victim received cuts to his right hand and lower back for which he received treatment at Worthing Hospital.

Police believe the attacks may be linked.

There were four male suspects, with one described as aged about 20 and wearing a black jumper.

Detective Constable Jon Stadius said; “We would like to hear from anyone who was out and about in the town early on Saturday morning and who saw this group. If you can help, please call us on 101 quoting serial 0231 of 22/9. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The two robberies are not being linked to a similar offence in Lancing on the same evening.