Hove shop assistant chases after knife-carrying robber

The Argus: Hove shop assistant chases after knife-carrying robber Hove shop assistant chases after knife-carrying robber

A shop assistant was threatened with a knife during a terrifying robbery but bravely refused to hand over any money and chased them out the store.

A thief wearing walked into the Premier convenience store in Sackville Road in Hove wearing a black motorcycle helmet and yellow high visibility jacket at about 10.15pm on Wednesday.

The offender threatened the shop assistant with a knife but the worker refused to open the till and set off the store's alarm.

The thief desperately filled a bag with bottles of alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco and then ran out the back of the shop and into Conway Place and then Coleridge Street with the assistant in pursuit.

The thief is described as 5' 8" to 6' and of medium build.

Detective Constable Sophie Tullett said: "We would like to speak to anyone who was in the Sackville Road area near the Premier store when the robbery happened.

"If you saw or heard anything, recognise the description of the thief or saw someone acting suspiciously outside the store before the robbery, please get in touch."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1505 of 11/12, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

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4:25pm Fri 13 Dec 13

BorisTheBulletDodger says...

It's a bright future for Brighton :(
It's a bright future for Brighton :( BorisTheBulletDodger

4:41pm Fri 13 Dec 13

yourallnuts says...

The thief is described as 5' 8" to 6' and of medium build.

"If you saw or heard anything, recognise the description of the thief or saw someone acting suspiciously outside the store before the robbery, please get in touch."

Well that description matches around 50% of the male population of Brighton & Hove...good luck with that!
The thief is described as 5' 8" to 6' and of medium build. "If you saw or heard anything, recognise the description of the thief or saw someone acting suspiciously outside the store before the robbery, please get in touch." Well that description matches around 50% of the male population of Brighton & Hove...good luck with that! yourallnuts

5:42pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Roundbill says...

yourallnuts wrote:
The thief is described as 5' 8" to 6' and of medium build.

"If you saw or heard anything, recognise the description of the thief or saw someone acting suspiciously outside the store before the robbery, please get in touch."

Well that description matches around 50% of the male population of Brighton & Hove...good luck with that!
I think what we can establish, reading between the lines, is that the police have told the shop assistant to go hiding (otherwise why would they be so cagey about revealing ANY details about the victim, even his or her gender - check the article) because they believe the attempted attacker would come back for him or her: and that the victim's description of the attacker was "um, it was a male... I can't really remember... sort of normal looking."
This is a plot from a rubbish horror movie...

Just checked the date - this is coooool!
[quote][p][bold]yourallnuts[/bold] wrote: The thief is described as 5' 8" to 6' and of medium build. "If you saw or heard anything, recognise the description of the thief or saw someone acting suspiciously outside the store before the robbery, please get in touch." Well that description matches around 50% of the male population of Brighton & Hove...good luck with that![/p][/quote]I think what we can establish, reading between the lines, is that the police have told the shop assistant to go hiding (otherwise why would they be so cagey about revealing ANY details about the victim, even his or her gender - check the article) because they believe the attempted attacker would come back for him or her: and that the victim's description of the attacker was "um, it was a male... I can't really remember... sort of normal looking." This is a plot from a rubbish horror movie... Just checked the date - this is coooool! Roundbill

6:09pm Fri 13 Dec 13

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

We welcome all people who will help us on our journey to creating a ghetto
We welcome all people who will help us on our journey to creating a ghetto I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!

2:10am Mon 16 Dec 13

Roundbill says...

I think the police should wheel her out for a press conference, to see if it flushed him out. She could be their tethered goat.
I think the police should wheel her out for a press conference, to see if it flushed him out. She could be their tethered goat. Roundbill

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