Police Hunt Modern Day Highwaymen

Police hunting two modern day 'highwaymen' who stole a large quantity of cash off a driver they flagged down in Bexhill have issued an e-fit of one of the suspects.

DC Mark Waughman from Rother CID said: "The robbery took place at 2.20pm on Wednesday, October 27, at the junction of Holliers Road and Barrack Road. The victim was driving a black Peugeot 307 towards the town centre, intending to go to the bank, when a man stepped out into the road and flagged him down.

"As he stopped, he was threatened by the man in our e-fit, who was joined by a second man who opened the passenger door and stole a blue plastic bag containing the cash. Both ran off, one into Barrack Road and the other towards Chantry Lane."

The first man, who is featured in the e-fit, is described as white, in his early 30s, 6' 1", wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans - he ran off into Barrack Road.

The second man is white, 5' 10", wearing a dark top and blue joggers. He was in possession of the bright blue carrier bag and ran up Chantry Lane towards Old Town.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw one or two men standing on the side of road by Barrack Road beforehand or saw either man running off is asked to call 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 921 of 27/10. Alternatively, if you recognise the descriptions or you have information about the offenders, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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