BREAKING NEWS: Police seek information about Amberley Museum robbery

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POLICE are seeking information from anyone who was in or passing through Amberley on Sunday evening (October 9), after several thousand pounds was stolen from Amberley Open Air Museum.

An employee of the museum was returning to the site at around 9.30pm when he was attacked by two men, who forced him to open the restaurant safe.

After taking several thousand pounds, the men were seen to run off along the main road in the direction of Houghton, and are believed to have got into a waiting white car.

As they got into the car they dropped a small quantity of cash from the robbery, which has been recovered by police.

The 43-year-old employee suffered some bruising but did not need hospital treatment. No weapons were involved.

The men are both described as wearing dark clothing, one being about 5ft 10in and of “chunky” build. Both were carrying dark carrier bags or bags of a similar type.

Police are seeking information in connection with the incident. Anyone who was in or passing through Amberley on the B2138 on Sunday evening, or saw two men running away or getting into a car is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting serial 1428 of 09/10.