Armed robbery at Eastbourne petrol station

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A customer grappled with a raider during an armed robbery at an Eastbourne service station on Friday night.

At about 7.40pm on Friday (September 30), police received a report of a robbery at Low Cost Fuels in High Street, Eastbourne, opposite Waitrose.

Two men wearing hooded sweaters with the hoods over their heads entered the store.

One of them, brandishing a knife, demanded money from the cashier, while the other tried to steal cigarettes from behind the counter.

Police said the cashier, a 60-year-old local man, suffered a cut to the hand as he scuffled with the suspect with the knife.

The other was dragged out of the store from behind by a customer who entered as the incident was taking place.

The suspects fled with bottles of wine and a quantity of cigarettes.

Witnesses are asked to contact or call 101, quoting serial 1406 of 30/09.