Gang rob man in broad daylight in Eastbourne

A MAN was grabbed by several people and robbed as he lay on the floor during a daytime theft in Eastbourne town centre.

The incident happened at around 2.10pm on Monday afternoon.

The 34-year-old was walking down Longstone Road towards the Arndale Centre when he was grabbed from behind by several people, taken to the floor and then robbed of his wallet/

Following the incident the victim was left on the floor while the suspects made off on foot back up Longstone Road towards Susan’s Road.

A police spokesperson said: “The victim was walking along minding his own business when he was set upon by this group who then robbed him.

“Fortunately he wasn’t injured but understandably it was a frightening experience.

“Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting serial 0813 of 10/12.”