Sussex

Three arrested after street robberies in Worthing

Three people are being questioned by police investigating three street robberies in a West Sussex town.

Officers were called to the robberies in Ashdown Road, Lyndhurst Road and Farncombe Road, in Worthing, between 1925 and 2030 GMT on Thursday.

Two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man were arrested nearby.

Police said all the victims were punched in the head during the robberies. One of them had been sitting in his car.

Punched in head

In the first, a man was approached by two males in Ashdown Road and kicked in the head and back.

A mobile phone, keys and a bag of shopping, which also contained the victim's wallet, were stolen.

In the second robbery, a man was hit in the head in Lyndhurst Road by two males before his mobile phone was stolen.

The third robbery was in Farncombe Road when a man sitting in his car was approached by two males who demanded his mobile phone and money.

Police said he was punched in his head twice, but nothing was stolen and he was able to drive off.

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