Witnesses sought following armed robbery at Hove supermarket

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Police are investigating a Christmas Eve robbery in which cashiers at Tesco’s store, The Droveway, Hove, were threatened with a knife as two offenders stole several hundreds of pounds cash from their tills.

Sussex Police say that the incident occurred at around 8.20pm and involved two men, one wearing a motorcycle helmet and the other a balaclava.

A statement says that a 36-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were the members of staff threatened before the robbers made off on a green/blue motorcycle in the direction of Dyke Road.

The motorcycle was identified as having been stolen earlier in the day from Southampton Street, Brighton.

Anyone who saw what happened, who may have noticed the two men on a motorcycle or who may have any other information is asked to contact us online quoting serial 1136 of 24/12.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).