Armed robbery investigation closes - suspect dead

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A POLICE investigation into an armed robbery at a Texaco garage in Telscombe has been closed after the suspect died.

The 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the robbery last year died in Christmas Eve.

Sussex Police said the circumstances surrounding his death were not suspicious.

A police spokesman said: “There will be no further investigation. It has been closed.”

A robber threatened a petrol station worker with scissors in the early hours of Monday December 13 in Telscombe Cliffs.

He left the Texaco Garage in South Coast Road with 200 cigarettes and a small amount of money.