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Police launch witness appeal following knife point robbery in St Leonards

14 Feb, 2018 08:58 News Witness Appeals

Police are appealing for witnesses to a knife point robbery at a shop in St Leonards.

At about 6.28pm on Monday (12 February), two men entered Food City in Caves Road – at least one of them brandishing a knife – and demanded money.

The shopkeeper managed to force the suspects away and they fled the scene with two bottles of alcohol, but no cash. He was left shaken but unhurt.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area, and a 17-year-old boy from St Leonards was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has been released under investigation.

The second suspect is described as white, of Mediterranean appearance, of slim build, wearing a black shiny North Face puffa jacket with a grey hood, dark trousers and black trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1113 of 12/02.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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