COUNTY NEWS: Armed robbery from Sussex taxi firm

CCTV footage of the two suspects. Supplied by Sussex Police.
CCTV footage of the two suspects. Supplied by Sussex Police.
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Masked men carrying large knives robbed a taxi company at around half midnight this morning, Sussex Police have confirmed.

Police said the armed suspects threatened a member of staff at the offices of ‘Starline’ in Market Road, Chichester, and demanded money before he was able to run out of the office and call police.

Two men were then seen leaving the taxi firm a short time later with the company’s safe, before running across the road to the Cattlemarket Car Park, police said.

No one was hurt, a police spokesperson said.

One of the suspects has been described as a white man, 5’10” in his mid twenties and of average build. He was wearing a dark coat with a hood pulled up and a dark scarf covering his face.

The other suspect has been described as white, 5’10” and wearing dark clothing.

Investigator Richard Burgess said: “We have released CCTV images of two men we would like to speak to in connection with this robbery.

“If you recognise the men, or saw anything suspicious in the area, then please get in touch quoting reference 12 of 27/02.”

Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. You can also report online (https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/).

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers (www.crimestoppers-uk.org) anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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