A pensioner has been taken to hospital following a robbery at a home in Eastbourne where masked men stole money.

A group of two or three men went into the property in Norway Road around 8.30pm on Saturday (April, 14) and demanded money from the occupants, before making off with an amount of cash.

A 71-year-old man was assaulted, and had to attend Eastbourne DGH for treatment, but has now been released.

Detective Constable Paul Kelly said:

“This was a frightening experience for the victims, who we believe were targeted.

“We need help from any witnesses or anyone who was in the area around Norway Road and Allfrey Road who may have seen these men acting suspiciously or running from the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or ring 101 quoting reference number 1365 of 14/04.