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Teen jailed for knifepoint robbery of e-scooter

A teen from West Sussex today has been jailed after being convicted of stealing a scooter at knifepoint.

Cameron Boxall, 18, of no fixed address was arrested and charged by Sussex Police after the incident on 21st March in Brighton.

The 20 year old victim was riding along Grantham Road, Brighton, around 10pm when he was approached by two men travelling in a car. They demanded he hand over his scooter, but he refused.

The victim was able to run to nearby Edburton Avenue, where he was threatened with a knife and punched to the head by the suspects, who then left the scene in possession of the scooter.

Boxall pleaded guilty and was further remanded ahead of his appearance at the same court on Tuesday 1 June, where he was sentenced to a total of three years’ imprisonment.

Investigating officer, Rose Horan, said: “The young victim was alone and on his way home when he was accosted, and robbed at knifepoint by two men. He was also punched in the head, and his e-scooter was taken. The investigation is still ongoing regarding the identification of the other suspect.

“Thanks are due to the victim and members of the local community for providing accurate and key evidence, which led to the conviction of this dangerous offender.”

The electric scooter was not recovered and the second suspect remains outstanding.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery, or who may have any other information, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 180 of 22/03.

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

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