CCTV images released after armed robbery at Worthing shop

Police investigating an armed robbery at a shop in Worthing have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 10:06 am
Updated Saturday, 5th December 2020, 10:24 am

Officers were called to Worthing News in Rowlands Road at 6.10pm on Thursday (December 3), following a report that staff had been threatened by two men with a firearm.

Four bottles of vodka and around £400 cash was reportedly taken from the till, said police.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “One victim was assaulted and suffered a minor injury that did not require hospital treatment.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the armed robbery in Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police

“The first suspect is described as a white man, bald, in his mid-30s, with blue eyes and wearing a black hoodie and a black backpack.

“The second suspect is described as a tall man with dark brown eyes, wearing a face mask and also wearing all black.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Pauline Lane said: “We are pursuing fast-time lines of enquiry to identify and trace these two suspects and are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or who has information that may assist us.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the armed robbery in Worthing. Picture: Sussex Police

“We would also urge anyone who was in the area around the time of this incident and has CCTV, doorbell or dash-cam footage to get in touch straightaway.

“If you know anything that could help us with our investigation or recognise anyone in the images please report it to us online or via 101, quoting Operation Everdon.”

Worthing News in Rowlands Road