An armed robber held up a pub in Brighton at knifepoint in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 7 January).
Two women staff members were ordered to hand over money at knifepoint at the Druid’s Head, in Brighton Place, in The Lanes. The robber escaped with hundreds of pounds.
Sussex Police said: “Police are investigating a robbery at a Brighton city centre pub.
“Just after midnight on Saturday (7 January) staff were clearing up after closing time at the Druid’s Head pub in Brighton Place, in The Lanes area, when a man pushed through the front door as a member of staff was closing it just after the last customers had left.
“The man threatened the two members of a staff and a friend of one of them who was helping out with what appeared to be kitchen-type steak knife and demanded cash.
“He took several hundred pounds takings from the office safe which he required to be opened and left by the front door.
“The two staff, women aged 32 and 22, and their friend, a man aged 21, were not injured.
“The suspect is described as of light-skinned black appearance, in his thirties, about 6ft 3in, wearing a black Puffa jacket, a dark beanie hat under a hood, with a scarf over the lower part of his face, black ski gloves and dark trousers.”
Detective Sergeant Leon Ryan said: “This was a frightening experience for the three victims. The Lanes were still busy at that time of night and we hope passers-by, including anyone who had just left the Druid’s Head, may have seen this man acting suspiciously in the immediate area.”
Anyone in the area at the time and who can help in any way is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email email@example.com quoting serial 13 of 07/01.
Witnesses wanting to report what they saw using the police website is asked to go to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal.