Man robbed of cash in Bersted

A man was robbed at knifepoint of cash he had just taken from a nearby cashpoint in Bersted.

The 29-year-old victim had been to a cashpoint in Bersted Parade, Chichester Road, at 7.50am on Friday, January 20.

He then turned into an alleyway and heard two men behind him. One of them grabbed his jacket and the victim noticed a hunting style knife in his hand.

He demanded money and then threatened him. The victim handed over the cash and both men headed out of the alleyway towards Collyer Avenue.

The first suspect who had the knife is described as white, 6ft 3ins, balding and of stocky build. He had three black outlined tattooed stars on the left hand side of his neck and was wearing a black coat and black jeans.

The second suspect is described as smaller than his accomplice, aged in his 20s. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a black coat, dark blue jeans and black trainers.

Both men spoke with Eastern European accents.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 0223 of 20/01.