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Thomas Cook staff tied up in armed robbery

CCTV captured the hooded man during the armed robbery Credit: Sussex Police

Staff at a Thomas Cook shop were tied up during an armed robbery in Sussex. The man entered the Hove store at 4.50pm on Friday wearing a balaclava with a hood pulled up and waving what was believed to be a handgun at staff.

He assaulted a female member of staff and then tied the other staff up before stealing a substantial amount of cash of various currencies, travel cards and travellers cheques. No one was injured in the incident.

Detective Sergeant Mark Rosser said: "This was clearly a very distressing incident for those who found themselves confronted by this man." The man is described as about 5' 8", wearing a black puffa style jacket with a grey hooded top underneath.