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CCTV image may help identify Eastbourne shop robber

News   •   Apr 16, 2019 12:37 BST

Police have published a CCTV Image of a man suspected of an early morning knifepoint robbery at an Eastbourne shop.

Just before 6.30am on Saturday (13 April) the man, with his face covered and wearing a hi-vis vest over a blue jacket, rang on the door bell of the rear entrance to the One Stop shop in Winston Crescent, Eastbourne.

When a woman staff member opened the door, the man entered holding what is described as a kitchen knife, pushed her into the office and demanded money from the safe, making off with £147.63 cash.

The woman, in her early fifties, was shaken but unhurt.

Detective Constable Sean Stapley said: "The suspect is believed to have run past the nearby café towards Seaside, in the direction of the town centre, and then along a path which leads alongside a river towards the rear of Tollgate School.

"Did you see him early on Saturday morning or do you know who he is? If you can help, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 276 of 13/04."

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.