Would-be armed robber thwarted by staff at Brighton betting shop

Posted On 24 Nov 2017 at 9:42 am

A would-be armed robber was foiled by staff when he tried to hold up a betting shop in Brighton last night (Thursday 23 November).

The knife-wielding man went into BetFred in Lewes Road last night but fled empty-handed.

Sussex Police issued a plea for witnesses to come forward this morning (Friday 24 November).

The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to rob a Brighton betting shop with a knife.

“The incident occurred in Lewes Road at 8.15pm on Thursday 23 November when a man entered the shop and demanded money from the till.

“The suspect is described as a white man, 6ft and of slim build.

“He was wearing dark trousers, a grey hooded top with the hood up and black trainers with white laces.

“No injuries occurred and the suspect left empty-handed.

“If you have any information please report online or call 101 quoting reference 1379 of 23/11.”

  1. Luke Reply

    It was lewes road not London road

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