A 16-year-old boy walking along Broadwater Road, Worthing near to Northbrook College at about 5.30 pm on Thursday August 28th was threatened with a bottle.
He was approached by two young men and a woman who asked him for cigarettes. He said he had none and continued on to a shop. When he returned he was approached for a second time by the two men who again demanded cigarettes and money, threatening him with a bottle.
The boy kept walking and was unhurt, but was very shaken by the incident. All those who accosted him were aged about 18, and one man wore a blue-and-white bandana on his head.
The boy told police that while the incident was occurring three other people walked past. Officers are keen to speak to this trio in case they can help with their enquiries.
They would also like to hear from anyone else who may have seen what happened or who may have information about the two men and girl involved.
Anyone able to help is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 1327 of August 28th. Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.