Gang attack two women, 65 and 25, within 20 minutes

Gang attack two women, 65 and 25, within 20 minutes

Gang attack two women, 65 and 25, within 20 minutes

First published in News

A gang of men attacked and robbed two women in 20 minutes.

The thieves first approached a 65-year-old woman from Shoreham in the Aldi car park in Carlton Terrace, Portslade, as she walked towards the store at about midday on Tuesday.

One said hello to the woman while a second punched her in the face and knocked her over. 

They took her purse and ran away.

About 20 minutes later a 25-year-old woman walking in Poplar Avenue, Hove, was hit by a moped that was deliberately driven at her.

The three young men  then demanded she give them her handbag.

She refused and they fled with the moped before putting it into the back of a white van and driving away

The woman, from Hove, suffered cuts and bruises and the Portslade victim was shaken and bruised.

The first man was about 5' 6" and blonde. He was wearing a cream hooded top and light trainers. The other two men were 5' 8" and had dark hair.

Detective Sergeant Cheryl Lewendon said: "The men were all white and have been described as being teenagers or in their early twenties.

"We urgently need to find them.

"These were brazen attacks in the middle of the day in areas where the attackers could have been seen by many people passing by.

"If you know who they are or where they could be, please contact us.

"Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 543 of 25/3, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

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10:22am Fri 28 Mar 14

Joshiman says...

Find these scum.It could have been your grandmother/mother/s
ister attacked and robbed.These scumbags dont care.If you know who they are report these lowlifes.
Find these scum.It could have been your grandmother/mother/s ister attacked and robbed.These scumbags dont care.If you know who they are report these lowlifes. Joshiman
  • Score: 60

10:30am Fri 28 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Always in Hove.
Always in Hove. monkeymoo
  • Score: -25

1:39pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Sir Prised says...

... and when they're caught it'll be comminity service, instead of the five years inside it should be. I'm fed up with criminal's rights being put before the ordinary law-abiding public, who appear to have very little protection from the so-called justice system. I really don't care if prisons are over-crowded. Simply put them in cages, because I'm not going to jail.
... and when they're caught it'll be comminity service, instead of the five years inside it should be. I'm fed up with criminal's rights being put before the ordinary law-abiding public, who appear to have very little protection from the so-called justice system. I really don't care if prisons are over-crowded. Simply put them in cages, because I'm not going to jail. Sir Prised
  • Score: 35

3:35pm Fri 28 Mar 14

hubby says...

What is the world coming to?
What is the world coming to? hubby
  • Score: 14

8:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

medianscore says...

Britain needs changing. Support UKIP to get this country in order.
Britain needs changing. Support UKIP to get this country in order. medianscore
  • Score: 8

6:11am Sat 29 Mar 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Back of a white van you say? I know where I'd start looking.
Back of a white van you say? I know where I'd start looking. Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 24

8:07am Sat 29 Mar 14

Martin999 says...

Anna Phylactic wrote:
Back of a white van you say? I know where I'd start looking.
I don't think plod are brave enough to start searching traveller sites.
[quote][p][bold]Anna Phylactic[/bold] wrote: Back of a white van you say? I know where I'd start looking.[/p][/quote]I don't think plod are brave enough to start searching traveller sites. Martin999
  • Score: 21

8:05am Sun 30 Mar 14

hoveguyactually says...

Aldi car park? No security cameras? Or are they just not functioning?

This is really a despicable crime, that gets hardly a reference on the Argus website that gives so much more importance to covering the Albion events.

I am a supporter of UKIP, but do they have a clear policy on crime in this country? Certainly the other parties seem utterly useless in dealing with it.
Aldi car park? No security cameras? Or are they just not functioning? This is really a despicable crime, that gets hardly a reference on the Argus website that gives so much more importance to covering the Albion events. I am a supporter of UKIP, but do they have a clear policy on crime in this country? Certainly the other parties seem utterly useless in dealing with it. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 7

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