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Member of staff locked in a toilet during armed robbery

An armed man has stolen money from a local betting shop on a busy shopping street in Hove.

Sussx Police are appealing for witnesses to the armed robbery at Bet Fred bookmakers in George Street, Hove, which took place at 7.25am on Saturday (18 September).

A man approached a member of staff as he was opening up the premises and threatened him with a knife before demanding he open the safe. A large quantity of cash was stolen by the suspect who was described as white, 5' 11” aged about 60 and wearing a mask, a black ‘russian style Ushanka’ furry hat with ear flaps, a black jacket and gloves.

He then locked the member of staff in a toilet and left the shop.

The victim was shaken and shocked by the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information about the incident should report online or ring 101 quoting serial 365 of 18/09.

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