Two Armed Robberies in Hastings

Police seeking information following two armed robberies in Hastings

Police are seeking information regarding two armed robberies which occurred in Hastings on the evening of Wednesday 3 January.

Between 8pm and 8.30pm, a group of six hooded male youths, at least one of which was wearing a face mask, entered a property in Devonshire Road.

They threatened the occupier with a baseball bat and ransacked the house. The group then escorted the man along South Terrace and St Andrews Square area to a second property, before making off.

At approximately 9pm, a group of three or four hooded men or boys, one of which was wearing a baseball cap, stopped a man walking near the steps in Stonefield Road and threatened him at knifepoint in a failed attempt to steal his mobile phone and tablet.

Both victims were left very shaken by the events, the first of which received minor injuries to his arm.

It is not known at this stage if the two incidents are related.

Anyone who saw a group of hooded youths in the area that evening, or who has any other information about the incidents, is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1299 of 03/01.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Friday 12 January 2018