Teenager punched and robbed by gang of four


A TEENAGER was attacked and robbed by a gang of four on Good Friday.

The 17-year-old boy was walking in Old Shoreham Road, having come from Applesham Way, Portslade, when the attack took place at 10.15pm.

He was approached by a group of four white males, all aged 17 to 19, who demanded his mobile phone before threatening him.

After he handed over his phone, one of them punched him in the face.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery. One of the offenders was described as having short dark hair and wearing a grey tracksuit. Another was said to have lighter-coloured hair and wearing a hooded top.

It is believed that prior to the attack, the group had been sat outside the Texaco garage opposite Applesham Way. Afterwards, all four walked off towards Southwick.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or the group of suspects is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1376 of 03/04. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.