Friday-Ad staff tied up in Sussex robbery

A gang tied up and attacked six employees of a West Sussex advertising company during a robbery.

Sussex Police said four men entered the premises of Friday-Ad in London Road, Sayers Common, at 2000 BST on Monday.

Four men and two women, aged between 17 and 56, were tied up, threatened at knifepoint and kicked and punched.

The gang, who wore scarves over their faces, stole money, computer equipment and personal items including credit cards, mobile phones and jewellery.

'Vicious attack'

The men left the building and drove away in a white van.

The victims freed themselves and called the police. They were not seriously hurt and did not require hospital treatment.

Police are linking the robbery to a similar incident at the Tilgate Forest business centre in Crawley on 11 March.

Det Sgt David Springett, of Sussex Police, said: "This was a vicious attack which left the victims very distressed.

"We are certain passers-by and drivers in the north end of Sayers Common, and drivers on the busy A23, will have seen something that will help."

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