Police appeal to trace robber with knife who stole £450 from Bexhill newsagent

The CCTV image released by Sussex Police

The CCTV image released by Sussex Police

First published in News

Police investigating a robbery at a Bexhill newsagent have published a CCTV still of the man they are looking for.

The robbery happened at the Marina News newsagents, in Marina, Bexhill, on Saturday, June 14, at about 3.40pm.

A 20-year-old woman, who was working behind the shop's counter, was threatened and grabbed by a man with a large kitchen knife.

He demanded money from the till and stole £450.

The suspect was described as a white man, aged 25 to 40, 5ft 8in to 5ft 11in and of skinny build.

He was wearing black all-in-one overalls with white trainers, and an army green beanie hat.

The man disguised his face with dark sunglasses and a false ginger beard.

Detective Constable Paul Wren said: "We have now managed to enhance the image and from this it is clear he was also wearing a dark jacket with a distinctive logo on the back.

"Do you know someone who has such a jacket, and who suddenly seemed to have a lot of cash that day?

"If you recognise the suspect's description or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at this time please get in contact. It was a very hot day and the jacket would have seemed out of place."

Anyone with information should call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting serial 1028 of 14/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

qm says...

The images produced by so many of these so called "CCTV security systems" is not worthy of a 'key chain' camera costing less than £10!
The image in the story above is less useful than an ashtray on a motorcycle!
Perhaps the Police could provide examples of 'useful' kit to circumvent the mountains of rubbish available under the guise of being 'security' products.
The cost of a system should be a clue but unfortunately in todays marketplace, a lot of money can be spent on utterly useless rubbish!
The images produced by so many of these so called "CCTV security systems" is not worthy of a 'key chain' camera costing less than £10! The image in the story above is less useful than an ashtray on a motorcycle! Perhaps the Police could provide examples of 'useful' kit to circumvent the mountains of rubbish available under the guise of being 'security' products. The cost of a system should be a clue but unfortunately in todays marketplace, a lot of money can be spent on utterly useless rubbish! qm
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