A robber forced a bar boss to open a safe before leaving him tied to a beam with cable ties in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 6 January).
The thief made off with £2,300 cash in the raid on Brighton Rocks, a bar in Rock Place, Brighton, at about 12.30am.
Sussex Police urged people in the area “to look in their bins or gardens for a CCTV camera system which is believed to have been stolen” during the robbery.
The force said: “A man reported being tied up and robbed in a flat above the Brighton Rocks bar in Rock Place at 12.30am on Wednesday (6 January).
“He said a man appeared in the flat and demanded to know where the safe was.
“The victim was forced to open it and the suspect stole £2,300 cash. He was then tied to a beam with cable ties.
“He managed to phone for help and police arrived and untied him.
“The suspect is described as white, aged between 40 and 45, 5ft 10in, slim and was wearing jeans with a dark blue or grey hooded top.”
Detective Sergeant Julie Greenwood said: “The CCTV camera system from the property appears to have been stolen during the robbery and we are appealing for residents who live in the area to look in their bins and gardens to see if it has been dumped.”
Anyone who finds it or has any information about the robbery is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.