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Knife-wielding robber pushed woman into newsagent and demanded cash – The Argus

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A KNIFEPOINT robbery suspect is being hunted by police.

The man forced his way into the One Stop shop in Winston Crescent, Eastbourne, just before 6.30am on Saturday.

Holding a kitchen knife, he rang the doorbell and when it was answered by a female staff member he pushed her into into the office and demanded money from the safe.

He then made off with £147.63 in cash.

The man had his face covered but was wearing a hi-vis vest over a blue jacket.

Police say the woman, in her early fifties, was shaken but unhurt.

They have now published a CCTV Image of a man suspected of the robbery.

Detective Constable Sean Stapley said: “The suspect is believed to have run past the nearby café towards Seaside, in the direction of the town centre, and then along a path which leads alongside a river towards the rear of Tollgate School.

“Did you see him early on Saturday morning or do you know who he is? If you can help, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 276 of 13/04. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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