Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two knifepoint robberies at Co-op stores across East Sussex, one of which resulted in £3,500 being stolen from a safe.

A store in Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach, was entered by two men last Thursday night (January, 4) around 9.35pm.

They are suspected of threatening three members of staff at knifepoint, and taking the money from the safe, along with a small amount of alcohol and cigarettes.

The previous night (January, 3), the same two men are suspected of going into a Co-op in Fairlight Road, Ore, and demanding cash from the till, leaving with around £150.

Police said no-one was injured following the incidents.

Both suspects are believed to be white, and spoke with local accents.

One has been described as 5’8″ tall, and stocky, while the other has been described as 5’11” tall, and of a slim build.

Detective Constable Rob Tillyer said:

“A dark coloured saloon car was seen outside during both robberies.

“We want to hear from anyone who saw what happened or may be able to help, including any drivers in the area whose dash-cam may have caught such a vehicle.”

CCTV images have also been released of the suspects during the incident in Ore.

CCTV images of a suspected knifepoint robbery in Ore.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or call 101, quoting Operation Giraffe.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.