Armed robbery at Worthing convenience store

Armed robbery at Worthing convenience store


Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a convenience store in Worthing yesterday afternoon (Thursday March 12th).

Officers were called to McColls on Manor Parade shortly after 4.30 pm to the robbery.  A man had entered the shop, wearing all black with his face covered by a balaclava, threatened the shop worker with a knife and demanded she hand over money.

He took money from a till and left on an old children’s bike towards Salvington Road and into Pond Lane.

Detective Sergeant Simon Smith said: “Thankfully the shop worker wasn’t hurt but extremely shaken by what happened.  A witness saw the man leaving the shop and was able to describe him as white, between 35 and 40, around 5′ 8” with thick dark hair cut into a bowl cut.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt and joggers.

“Anyone with information or saw the man cycling away in the area is asked to contact police on 101 or email: quoting serial 1106 of March 12th. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”