Witness appeal after Tesco employee ‘held at knifepoint’

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the assault earlier this morning (October 31).
British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the assault earlier this morning (October 31).

Police are appealing for witnesses after a member of Tesco staff was reportedly held at knifepoint by a man demanding cash.

At about 10.53pm on yesterday police were made aware of an alarm which activated at Tesco Express in Broadwater Street West in Worthing.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said ‘a member of staff reported being held at knifepoint by a man demanding cash.’

However, the suspect fled empty handed and no one was injured, police said.

Officers attended and shortly afterwards, a 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested nearby on suspicion of robbery. He remains in police custody and is assisting officers with enquiries, according to Sussex Police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1502 of 26/10.

Alternatively, members of the public can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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