Knife-wielding masked men steal cash and cigarettes from Brighton post office

Sussex Police released CCTV of the incident in Lower Bevendean Post Office
Sussex Police released CCTV of the incident in Lower Bevendean Post Office

Sussex Police has released CCTV after an armed robbery at a post office in Brighton on Wednesday (January 16).

Police said at 7.25pm, three masked men entered the Lower Bevendean Post Office in Leybourne Parade and threatened a member of staff with knives.

Sussex Police released CCTV of the incident in Lower Bevendean Post Office

Sussex Police released CCTV of the incident in Lower Bevendean Post Office

Cigarettes and cash were taken and the offenders – who are all described as white men aged between 18 and 20 – left the store and ran off along Taunton Road.

While their identities were concealed, they wore some distinctive clothing including a green North Face jacket and black Emporio Armani trousers, police said.

Sussex Police added that during the incident, the victim – a 35-year-old local man – was punched in the face and stabbed in the leg.

He was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

Police said they are treating it as 'a serious but isolated incident'.

Anyone with any information about the incident or the offenders is asked to report it online to police or call 101 quoting serial 1103 of 16/01.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.