The police helicopter was called after a 15-year-old boy was robbed by three men in Crawley.
Police appealed for witnesses after the men threatened the victim from London and stole his I-pad in Three Bridges Road, Three Bridges.
Police were called at about 8.30pm on Wednesday (June 8) after they made off towards Crawley railway station.
A police spokesman said: “Officers conducted a thorough search of the area along with the police helicopter.
“One of the suspects is described as white, around 25-years-old, 5’10” with short blonde dreadlocked hair and wearing a short sleeved t-shirt.
£Another is described as skinny and was wearing pyjama bottoms with symbols on them.
“The third suspect is described as having shaved blonde hair and stubble. He was wearing a dark t-shirt, jeans and trainers.”
Witnesses were asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting reference 1681 of 08/06.
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