‘Quick-thinking’ witness photographs Crowborough robbery suspect

Police would like to speak with this man about an armed robbery in Crowborough. SUS-160326-093227001
Police would like to speak with this man about an armed robbery in Crowborough. SUS-160326-093227001
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Police have thanked a ‘quick-thinking’ witness who managed to take photos of an alleged thief after a knifepoint robbery in Crowborough yesterday (March 25).

The robbery took place at Poundfield Stores in Poundfield Road, Crowborough, shortly after 11.30am.

Police say a man threatened the shop keeper with a large knife and demanded money from the till before leaving the scene.

Shortly afterwards a member of the public took a photo of the suspect.

No one was hurt in either incident.

The suspect is a white man, 5ft 10in, with light brown shaved hair and was wearing a red and black or dark grey jacket with dark trousers and grey, red-striped Adidas trainers.

He removed the jacket, revealing a blue hoody, as he left the scene.

Detective Sergeant Dave Tye said, “This was a lone incident and thanks to a quick-thinking member of the public we have images of the suspect which should help identify him.”

Anyone who saw the incident or who recognises the suspect is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukor phone 101, quoting serial 493 of 25/03.

Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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