Two armed robbers threatened staff at a Brighton amusement arcade but fled empty-handed today when an alarm was set off.
This afternoon (Friday 12 February) Sussex Police issued an appeal for help to trace the men before they have the chance to strike again.
The force said: “Police are investigating an attempted robbery at an amusement arcade in Brighton (today). Two men fled from the scene when an alarm was activated.
“At around 11.50am, two men, one with a knife, threatened staff at the Golden Touch amusement arcade in St James’s Street before leaving empty-handed.
“The staff on duty were unhurt but badly shaken.
“The men are both described as white, the first in his early twenties, wearing a grey hooded top, cream-coloured trousers with black lines down both legs, black trainers and carrying a black holdall.
“The second man was dressed all in black with a black scarf concealing his face. Both men wore their hoods up and spoke with local accents.”
Anyone who saw the attempted robbery, saw the men in the area at around midday or who has any information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.