Homeless man attacked and robbed in Crawley


A homeless man was robbed by three people as he was walking in Ifield.

The 36-year-old was attacked while walking by the underpass of Crawley Avenue, Crawley, at the junction with Ifield Avenue, at about 5.45pm on Wednesday November 11.

He had started speaking to a man in front of him when he was grabbed from behind by two others.

They forced him to his knees and tried to grab his rucksack, punching him while he was on the ground.

They then made off with his mobile phone.

One of the suspects is described as black, aged about 18, slim, with bad teeth and wearing a blue hooded top and dark blue tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable James Gwynne said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have used the underpass that evening and saw anything suspicious, including any people hanging around.

“If you can help please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call us on 101, quoting serial 1221 of 11/11.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or at www.crimestoppers-org.uk”

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