Sussex Police are seeking witnesses following the robbery and assault of a 14-year-old boy in Burgess Hill. The incident occurred in Park Road around 4:30 PM on Thursday, 28th December, when the victim was approached by a known acquaintance, another teenage boy.
The assailant demanded the victim hand over various items, including cash and a vape. The confrontation escalated to physical assault, only ceasing when a bystander intervened. Following the incident, the victim was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and has since been discharged.
In response to this act of violence, police have ramped up patrols in the area and are dedicated to addressing serious violent incidents.
A significant development in the case occurred on Tuesday, 2nd January, with the arrest of a 15-year-old boy from Burgess Hill on suspicion of robbery. The suspect has been released on bail pending further investigation.
Authorities are urging anyone who has information regarding the incident to come forward. Reports can be made online or by calling 101, quoting the crime reference number 47230252988