DC Andy Hobden said: "The man who came into the shop is described as around 6', stocky or muscular build, about 30 with a local accent. He was wearing a woolly hat pulled down over his eyes with holes cut in it for his eyes. He wearing dark clothes and black gloves.
"This was still a fairly busy time of the day and we are sure someone must have seen this man as he went into the shop. If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact us on 101 quoting serial 1463 of 18/2."
An 86-year-old Lancing man has died following a crash with a parked van in Freshbrook Road, Lancing at around 3.45pm on Monday 5th August. He has been named as Donald Spooner of Brookway, Lancing.
Mr Spooner was riding an electrically powered pedal cycle at the time of the collision. He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital with a critical head injury, but sadly died later that night.
There were long queues on the A27 at Lancing in Sussex today, with the dual carriageway reduced to one lane eastbound. Homes in nearby Manor Way were abandoned. Many gardens have been under several inches of water over the Christmas period.
Emergency pumping work has been going on to try to tackle what residents say is an ongoing problem.
Sussex Police are appealing for anyone who has been offered any distinctive rings in the Lancing area to contact them. A house on 'The Drive' was broken into between 8pm on Friday September 21 and 8am on Saturday September 22. Someone had forced a window open and stolen some jewellery.
"The jewellery was very sentimental to the home owner and they are desperate to have them returned. Four rings were taken and are described as an 18 carot white gold with a sapphire stone, two yellow gold ring, one with a black diamond and one with a ruby and diamond and an 18 carot gold ring with a ruby.
"They are distinctive and anyone who has been offered these rings is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1528 of 22/9."