Police have release a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak with in connection with an armed robbery in Worthing on Sunday evening (28 August).
Officers were called by a staff member at the SPAR store in Heene Road after a man carrying what is believed to be a hand gun walked in at around 9pm and demanded money.
He threatened staff with the gun and ordered them to open the till before grabbing approximately £200 cash and running off northbound across to the west side of Heene Road. He was last seen by the junction with Rowlands Road.
The suspect is described as white, around 5’11” and was wearing glasses as well as a grey face covering. He had three tops on: a blue jumper on top of a black hoodie which was worn over a burgundy jumper. The blue jumper had pre-cut holes where the suspect’s thumbs protruded. He was also wearing Nike tracksuit bottoms with a bold navy blue stripe down the side to just below the knee and predominantly grey and white Nike trainers.
Detective Sergeant Simon Dunn said: “Understandably the two members of staff have been left shaken by this incident, but fortunately no one was injured.
“We believe this robbery may be linked to three other similar incidents in the area that happened on the 13, 18 and 22 August.
“I would urge the man pictured, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts, to get in touch with us.”
Witnesses can firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting Operation Zinger.
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).