Three arrested after armed robbery at Tesco petrol station in Worthing

A suspect also stole personal items from the victims and cash from the till as well as a large amount of tobacco and cigarettes

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Three people have been arrested following reports of an armed robbery at a petrol station.

Two members of staff at a Tesco service station were allegedly threatened by a man with a firearm and forced to reopen the recently closed store in Worthing.

A suspect also stole personal items from the victims and cash from the till as well as a large amount of tobacco and cigarettes from behind the till before fleeing on foot.

One of the victims suffered minor injuries to her hand but no one else was injured.

Officers were able to track a suspected offender to a property on a nearby housing estate.

Two men from Worthing, aged 32 and 39, and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

All three remain in police custody.