A man who threatened shop staff at knifepoint to steal hundreds in cash has been convicted.

Alfire Reedman used a knife to demand cash from the till at Tesco Express in Goring Way, Goring at 7.50am on October 21.

The 20-year-old then stole hundreds of pounds in cash.

The next day on Sunday, October 22, Reedman demanded cash from the till at both The Welcome Store in Half Moon Lane, Salvington and Salvington Food Centre in Salvington Road, Worthing.

He left both stores with nothing and was arrested by officers on Franklin Road.

Reedman, of Westergate Close, Ferring,  pleaded guilty to robbery and two counts of attempted robbery at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, November 21 and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at a court to be fixed on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 for sentencing.

Detective Inspector Gary Jacobs said: “This incident caused huge amounts of distress to shop workers and it is not something anyone should have to experience when going to work.

“Reedman’s unnecessary actions that weekend will be punished, and I hope the court gives him a worthy punishment in January to stop him from doing this again.”