Muggers attack and rob man of laptop bag and wallet in Hove street

Posted On 03 Jun 2016 at 4:26 pm

Muggers attacked a man and robbed him of his laptop and wallet in the early hours of this morning (Friday 3 June).

Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Hangleton Road, Hove just after midnight on Friday (3 June).

“The victim, a 21-year-old local man, was approached from behind by two men just north of the junction with Old Shoreham Road.

“He was hit on the head and pulled to the ground causing minor injuries to his elbow and knee.

“The suspects demanded he hand over his laptop bag and anything else of value before one of them threatened him with a ten-inch spanner.

“They ran off towards Old Shoreham Road with the victim’s bag and wallet containing around £100 cash.

“They both spoke with local accents and are thought to be aged in their teens or early twenties.

“The man who held the spanner was described as wearing dark clothes with a black and white headscarf around his face. The other man had a black hoody and a face mask on.”

Detective Constable Julian Harrison-Jones said: “Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured but this has understandably left him shaken.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw anything suspicious.”

Witnesses can email or call 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 (

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