Staff shaken after armed robbery at Eastbourne shop

One Stop in Winston Crescent Eastbourne
One Stop in Winston Crescent Eastbourne

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at an Eastbourne shop last night (Thursday).

A man brandishing a knife reportedly entered One Stop in Winston Crescent and demanded money from two members of staff at about 9pm.

Sussex Police say he made off with approximately £150 in cash and the knife was recovered from the scene. The members of staff – a man and a woman – were left shaken but unhurt.

The suspect is described by police as white, about 5ft 9ins, of stocky build, with facial stubble, and was wearing a grey hoody – possibly Nike – black jogging bottoms and black trainers with three white stripes – possibly Adidas.

He also wore a black beanie hat, dark coloured gloves and a scarf covering his mouth which was black with a white stripe.

Officers are making house-to-house enquiries in the area, and anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1280 of 01/02.

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