Police release CCTV of violent service station robbery

Police investigating the violent robbery of a service station in Cross-in-Hand in East Sussex have released dramatic CCTV of the incident.

At around 3.10am on Saturday 25th March, two men entered the Esso Service Station in Mayfield Road, one armed with a large knife and the other carrying a Samurai sword.

The attack lasted approximately two minutes during which time one shop worker was hit over the head and the other was pushed to the ground and dragged along the floor.

The two suspects then made off empty-handed in a vehicle that may have been parked in a nearby car park. The vehicle headed off at high speed towards Heathfield.

The victims, both local men, aged 30 and 49, were taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital to be checked over and discharged later the same day.

Nashreen Issa's report shows scenes of the assault that some viewers may find distressing.

Those responsible are both described as white men, wearing black or dark clothing and had local accents.

While their faces are not particularly visible in the CCTV footage, police are hoping that someone might recognise them from their build or perhaps the way they move.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw something or may have information regarding the incident is asked to report online at or call 101 quoting serial 200 of 25/03.