Sussex Police has released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to after an attempted robbery at the post office inside WH Smith in Brighton.
Police said: “The suspect went into the store in Churchill Square on Monday (April 16) just after 5.10pm and passed a note over the counter at the post office inside demanding that the cashier hand over money.
“The note said that he had a weapon and would hurt people. When the cashier refused, he made the same threats verbally. The suspect ran off empty handed when the quick witted member of staff refused to hand over any money and told him the police had been notified.”
Police said the suspect is white, 5’ 8” and has a full beard. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, dark glasses, dark Nike trainers with a white tick on the side, red jogging bottoms and a white T-shirt with dark stripes. He had skin coloured tape across his nose and multi-coloured tape around the lower parts of each finger between the two knuckles, possibly to cover up tattoos.
Detective Constable Chris Clarke said: “If you recognise this man please let us know and we would also like to hear from any witnesses who saw this man in the area of WHSmith or Western Road around this time to come forward.”
If you have any information contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 1067 of 16/04.