A shop assistant was threatened at knife point yesterday afternoon (Monday).
Police were called to the Larder Stores on Seaside at around 1pm after reports that the shop’s assistant manager had been confronted by a man waving a five inch blade.
The thief then made off with a pouch of tobacco.
Police later arrested Richard Packman, 40, of no fixed abode, and charged him with robbery
Packman is due before Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning (10 April).