Burger bar staff held at gunpoint in robbery

Uncle Sam's in Lancing SUS-150501-123908001
Uncle Sam's in Lancing SUS-150501-123908001

STAFF at a burger bar in Lancing have been left badly shaken after they were held at gunpoint in a robbery on Saturday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man entered Uncle Sam’s fast food restaurant in Crabtree Lane, Lancing, at 9.15pm, pointed a gun at staff and demanded cash.

The robber was handed several hundred pounds and made off on foot towards Sompting.

The manager of Uncle Sam’s Lancing branch told the Herald that the incindent had greatly affected staff.

“They are shaken up. It is horrible for them and for everyone else here,” he said. “As long as this man is on the loose, all other shops are at risk.”

The culprit was wearing a dark hooded jacket fastened to the chin and with the hood up, dark trousers or jeans and white-laced trainers.

The two members of staff present were unhurt but badly shaken.

This is the second robbery at the Lancing burger bar in the last seven months. House-to-house enquiries are taking place.

Any witnesses are asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1129 of 3/1.

Or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on 0800 555 111.