Man sought over theft of mobile from girl in Worthing street
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Police in Worthing are searching for a man who stole a mobile phone from an 11-year-old girl in the street.
Between 3pm and 3.30pm on Thursday 9 September the girl was walking home from school along St George's Road in Worthing when she dropped her mobile.
A man then appeared, picked up her phone and asked her to kiss him. When she refused, he said that if she didn't he would take the phone. When she again refused he got into a silver coloured car and drove away with the phone.
He did not touch or physically threaten the girl.
The man police want to trace is described as white, about 30, overweight, with sunglasses and a surgical mask. He was wearing a pink baseball cap, a red t-shirt and blue jeans with white trainers.
PC Amie Woodard said: "This was an unpleasant experience for the young girl although at this stage there is nothing to suggest the man's motives were any more sinister. Even so we want to find him, and recover that phone.
"If that description rings a bell with you, perhaps connected to a silver car, or if you were in the St George's Road area at the time and saw anything of what happened, please contact us, either online or by calling 101, quoting 1457 of 09/09."