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Thief threatens staff with meat cleaver

30 November, 2016

Police have released CCTV footage of two people they want to speak to in connection with a forecourt robbery in Peacehaven on Monday evening (November 28). The footage can be seen at

The suspects walked in to Star Fuels in South Coast Road at around 11pm and demanded cash from the till. One of them went behind the counter and threatened the member of staff with a meat cleaver before getting him to open the safe.

They then walked out with £200 in cash, around 120 scratchcards and about 20 packets of cigarettes.

One of the suspects has been described as white, around 5'8" and of slim build. They were wearing a black parka jacket with a fur hood, black jeans and black trainers.

The other has been described as a white man, of medium build. He was wearing a grey hoody with ‘North Face’ written in luminous green letters on the front. Both had their faces covered with thermal face masks.

Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said: “We would like to speak to anyone who recognises the people in these CCTV images or who perhaps saw anything suspicious in the area at that time. Fortunately no one was injured but this would have been a traumatic experience for the member of staff."

If you can help, please report online quoting serial number 1469 of 28/11.

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