Knifepoint robbery of cigarettes at Brighton newsagents
Police are searching for a knifepoint robber who stole cigarettes from a Brighton newsagents.
Just before 8.30am on Tuesday (10 October) the man entered PR News in St James Street, Brighton, threatened staff there with a knife and demanded money. He then stole what is believed to be a small quantity of cigarettes and fled. No money was taken.
A man walking past attempted to detain the suspect just outside the shop but he managed to break free and ran off down St James Street towards the Old Steine.
Nobody was reported hurt during the incident
The suspect is described as white, in his late twenties, slim with dark short hair, and was wearing a blue hooded top.
As he fled the knife was dropped into a nearby drain but has since has been recovered by the police.
Investigator Andy Boyd said; "If anyone saw this incident or has any information please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 200 of 10/10."
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).