Littlehampton garage raided again by knifeman with Lidl bag

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A GARAGE in Littlehampton was robbed by a ‘very skinny’ knifeman carrying a Lidl bag for the second time in just over a month on Saturday evening (April 18).

Police are investigating the raid, which took place at the Cuff Miller garage in Horsham Road, shortly before 7.30pm.

It comes after a similar attack on the site, on {http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/local/robbery-leads-to-fears-over-littlehampton-s-future-policing-1-6648573 | March 16}, where a similar robber made off with £400 prompting safety fears from locals.

Speaking to the Gazette today, a police source said the force ‘was not ruling out the possibility that the crimes were both linked’.

Speaking of the latest raid, Sussex Police said: “Shortly before 7.30pm a woman cashier was confronted by a man with a knife, wearing a grey woollen hoody and dark grey jeans, and with a scarf covering his face.

“He threatened the cashier and demanded cash before running off. He spoke with what sounded like an East European accent and is thought to have taken around £200. No one was hurt.”

The suspect is described as white, 6ft, and very skinny.

He was wearing a hoody, dark grey jeans and spectacles. He was carrying a Lidl-brand bag, police added.

The force is now urging anyone who saw what happened, who noticed the offender or who has other information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1428 of 18/4.

Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.