Armed Robbery At Budgens Supermarket

Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery at a store in Midhurst in which cash was stolen.

Shortly before 9pm on Thursday (28 November) a man entered Budgens store in White City, Midhurst, off Bepton Road, after the store had closed for business.

He threatened the two members of staff present with a long bladed weapon and took several thousand pounds in cash from the safe before making off.

Detective Constable Andrea Watts said: “The two staff members were unhurt but very shaken by the experience.

“The suspect is described as having mid-to-dark black skin, wearing black scarf concealing his lower face. He was about 5’11”, of stocky build and did not have a distinctive accent of any type. He wore a navy blue mid-thigh length jacket with the hood up which zipped up, and matching navy blue trousers – both were made of waterproof material . He was carrying a black bag as well as the weapon.

“If you were in Midhurst town centre on Thursday evening at around that time and saw any suspicious activity, or if you have any other information that could help our investigation, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1416 of 28/11.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.