CCTV appeal after Brighton supermarket workers are robbed at knifepoint by two Irish men
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CCTV appeal after Brighton supermarket workers are robbed at knifepoint by two Irish men

SUSSEX Police are searching for two men with Irish accents after a supermarket was ransacked at knifepoint in a “violent” robbery.

The incident occurred shortly before 10pm on December 16 last year.

Police were called to the Co-op store on Old London Road to reports of two men threatening staff with a large kitchen knife, demanding they hand over cash from the safe.

The men made off before police arrived but CCTV footage of the men was recovered from supermarket cameras. Dramatic footage shows the two men threatening staff before grabbing cash from the tills and stealing around £2,500.

Watch the CCTV footage below

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The thieves then exit the store where they were last seen running northwards along London Road.

DC Julian Harrison-Jones of Sussex Police said: "This was an alarming and violent robbery with staff having a near foot-long knife brandished at them and being forced to co-operate with the men. Thankfully, they were unhurt, but shaken by their ordeal.

"We are keen to speak with anyone who may have been a witness or have any information that may assist in identifying these men."

Police have said they believe the pair were white and had Irish accents.

The first man holding the 11" knife wore a black hooded jacket with the hood up, a black jacket over the top, black tracksuit bottoms, black boots and a black scarf over his face.

The second man wore a black hooded top with the hood up, grey tracksuit bottoms and green Nike Air Max trainers.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police using the online form at sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal, or call 101 quoting serial 1494 of December 16.

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Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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