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Appeal for witnesses following the robbery of two Eastbourne betting shops

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after two betting shops are robbed in Eastbourne just two weeks apart.

At 9.20pm on Wednesday November 28, two men entered Betfred in Langney Shopping Centre, Eastbourne and stole a large sum of money from the tills.

One man was equipped with an axe and the second was holding a knife.

On Thursday (December 13) officers were informed of a man with an axe entering Betfred in Framfield Way, Eastbourne, around 8.50pm.

The man was described as around 5’ 10”, of slim build and wearing a dark coloured jumper, a black waterproof jacket, white trainers, dark green gloves and a dark green balaclava.

Detective Sergeant Amanda Hover said: “These robberies occurred when the suspects knew there would be limited members of the public around.

“Fortunately no one was injured during either of these robberies but the staff and witnesses within the shop have, understandably, been left shaken.