Robber with knife robs Mid Sussex filling station

Police are seeking a robber who stole money and cigarettes from a Haywards Heath filling station.

The man went into the Birch filling station in Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, at 8.50pm on Sunday (February 26), produced a small knife, threatened the woman sales assistant and took a £5 note and a packet of cigarettes.

He then left, and was last seen walking towards the car park of the adjacent Birch Hotel.

There were no customers present at the time.

The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build, wearing black shoes or boots, dark blue jeans, a dark green coloured fleece, black gloves and a distinctive “AGV” full face motorcycle helmet, mainly black in colour with a large red and mid-blue stripe running down each side. He spoke with what is described as a southern accent.

Detective Constable Dan Richardson said; “This station is a well known local landmark, on the roundabout right outside the Princess Royal Hospital, and we hope that people walking or driving by on Sunday evening will have noticed this man, and perhaps also the means by which he left the area. If you can help please contact us via 101 quoting serial 1322 of 26/2. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”