Police appeal after knifepoint robbery at post office

Police news.
Police news.

Police are seeking a man who robbed staff of cash at knifepoint at the post office in Ditchling.

At about 2.15pm on Wednesday (November 25) a member of staff at Ditchling Post Office, in Lewes Road, Ditchling, was approached by the man who threatened him with a knife and demanded cash from the till.

The staff member was forced to hand over several hundred pounds and the robber fled on foot into South Street, and then into Beacon Road, where he got into a silver car, which drove off in the direction of Brighton. No make or model for the car is known at this stage.

The victim was shaken by the incident, but is otherwise unharmed.

The attacker is described as a white man of Mediterranean appearance, aged around 30, 5’9”, and of slim build with black hair and dark eyes. He was wearing a medium grey jacket with a hoody underneath.

Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said: “Anyone who saw the man, or the car, is asked to contact Sussex Police via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 776 of 25/11.”

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