Boy robbed of phone on his way to school

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was threatened and robbed as he walked to school in Crawley.

The boy was walking through Goffs Park and talking on his iPhone at about 7.30am on April 29 when a man drew up on a bicycle and grabbed the phone, threatening the boy to let go.

He then rode off towards Horsham Road.

The man was described as black, in his late 20s early 30s, with a short goatee beard and brown eyes.

He was wearing a dark blue woolly hat with a peak and a dark coat believed blue. He was riding a silver bike, believed a child’s mountain bike.

DC Dan Gower said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information. They should call police on 101 quoting or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”