Armed Robbery at Fairlight Road Co-op

Witnesses sought after knifepoint robbery at Hastings Co-op store

Witness Appeal


Police are searching for two robbers who held up staff in a Hastings shop at knifepoint and stole cash.

Just before 11pm on Wednesday (3 January) the pair entered the Co-op store in Fairlight Road, Hastings, each wielding a knife, and demanded cash from the till.

Three members of staff and two customers were in the store at the time but nobody was injured.

The suspects left with about £150 and were seen to leave in a dark vehicle in the direction of Fairlight.

There were both described as white and speaking with local accents. One was described as 5’8 “, and stocky, and the other suspect was 5’11”, and of slim build.

Detective Constable Rob Tillyer said: “If you were in the area at that time and saw these men or the vehicle in which they drove away, please contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1464 of 03/01.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Thursday 4 January 2018