TWO would-be knife robbers threatened staff at an amusement arcade but left empty-handed.

The attempted robbery happened at about 11.50am last Friday at the Golden Touch amusement arcade in St James's Street, Brighton.

The staff on duty were unhurt but left badly shaken and now police want anyone who recognises the clothing of the two men on CCTV to come forward.

Detective Constable Ed Downes said: "Although the CCTV does not show the men's face, we are hoping someone might recognise the clothes they are wearing. They might have seen them before the attempted robbery or leaving the scene afterwards.

"The men are both described as white, the first in his early 20s, wearing a grey hooded top, cream-coloured trousers with black lines down both legs, black trainers and carrying a black holdall. The second man was dressed all in black with a black scarf concealing his face. Both men wore their hoods up and spoke with local accents."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the men in the area around the time or who has any information should email or call 101 quoting serial 589 of 12/02.