The police have appealed for any witnesses to the robbery of a convenience store in George Street, Hastings. The shopkeeper was threatened with a gun by two men in balaclavas, who stole cash and cigarettes from behind the counter.
The robbery took place at around 7.10am on Tuesday 6th February, at the Premier Store. At the time of the incident the 34-year old manager, and a 45-year-old man assisting him were in the shop preparing for the day. Neither sustained any injuries.
The suspects were both black, and wore black balaclavas, dark jackets and grey tracksuit bottoms. One was 5′ 10″, of stocky build and aged 25-30. He carried what looked like a black hand gun, although this was never used.
The second suspect was younger, in his late teens or early 20s, and was 5′ 9″-6′.
After the incident both men left the store and headed down an alleyway in the direction of West Street.
Anyone witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have other relevant information is asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 178 of 06/02. Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.