Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Morris Convenience store, Widdicombe Way, Brighton.
A man wearing a mask, gloves and white hoodie walked into the shop at around 8.50pm whilst two workers were cashing up behind the till.
The suspect, who is black, about 6′ and of muscular build put a carrier bag on the counter and threatened the staff members with a pair of plyers.
The panic alarm was raised and the suspect ran out empty-handed.
Detective Sergeant James Meanwell said: “Fortunately nobody was injured and the suspect left without taking anything.
“If you saw something suspicious in the area please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting reference 1368 of 15/03.”
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