Peacehaven armed robbery: police release CCTV image of suspect

Police investigating an armed robbery in Peacehaven have released a CCTV image of the suspect.

The incident happened at Ashington Stores in Ashington Gardens on Monday, November 25, at 7pm.

Police have released this CCTV image of the suspect following the armed robbery in Peacehaven. Picture: Sussex Police

Police have released this CCTV image of the suspect following the armed robbery in Peacehaven. Picture: Sussex Police

A man wearing a black-padded jacket with the hood drawn up and a scarf or balaclava covering most of his face walked into the shop and threatened a woman assistant with a knife.

He demanded that she open the till and then grabbed a quantity of cash before running off. Police said there is a possibility he may have joined an accomplice waiting outside.

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Officers are appealing for any witnesses or people with information to come forward.

Neel Shets, owner of Ashington Stores, Peacehaven. Picture: Peter Cripps

Neel Shets, owner of Ashington Stores, Peacehaven. Picture: Peter Cripps

Detective Constable David Hawes said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw a man or men acting suspiciously in the vicinity around the relevant time, or who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage that could assist our enquiries.”

Police said the suspect’s clothing also included dark jogging bottoms with a reflective stripe on each outer edge, dark-coloured trainers and latex, surgical-style gloves.

Anyone able to help is asked to report details online or to phone 101, quoting serial 1168 of 25/11.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Ashington Stores in Peacehaven. Picture: Peter Cripps

Ashington Stores in Peacehaven. Picture: Peter Cripps