Axe-wielding robber raids Hailsham petrol station

Image caption Sussex Police said one of the men carried a short chopping axe

Two masked men - one wielding an axe - escaped with cash and cigarettes after threatening an assistant at a petrol station in Sussex.

The pair were caught on CCTV as they raided Hawkswood service station on Monday night.

Det Insp Rob Morland said the staff member was verbally threatened but was not physically injured.

He said detectives were carrying out forensic examinations and urged anyone with information to get in touch.

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