Armed robber threatens Rustington shop staff

Worthing Road, Rustington Image copyright Google
Image caption The armed robber left the newsagents on foot, police say

A shop worker was held up at gun point during a robbery at a newsagents in Rustington, West Sussex, police said.

The man, who was wearing a crash helmet and carrying a firearm, robbed Maxted's Newsagents in Worthing Road at about 17:20 on Wednesday, Sussex Police said.

He threatened a member of staff and demanded money from the till before leaving on foot with cash.

The robber was described as between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall and wearing a blue hooded top.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Sussex Police.

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