BREAKING: Armed robbery at Eastbourne betting shop
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a betting shop in Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, at around 7.40pm last night (Tuesday).
A man walked in to Ladbrokes and chatted with the manager before pulling out what is believed to be a firearm and demanding money.
He ran out with more than £1,000 cash. No one was injured.
The suspect is described as white, around 25-years-old, between 6’ and 6’2”, of slim build with an untidy patchy beard. He was wearing a black jacket, white trainers and a light coloured cap.
Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said, “We have already carried out an extensive search of the area and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seem something suspicious on Tuesday night.
“If you can help, please email [email protected] or call 101 quoting reference 1335 of 05/04.”
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).
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