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November 26 2012.

Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a jewellers in Seaford on Saturday.

At around 4.30pm on Saturday (24 November) three men entered Marks Jewellery and Antiques in High Street, Seaford, and threatened a male member of staff with a hammer.

The men attempted to steal items from the shop but the member of staff told them to leave and threatened to call the police. The men ran from the shop without stealing anything.

Detective Constable Sean Stapley of East Sussex CID said: "This was a frightening incident for the victim and we are appealing for anyone who saw three men acting suspiciously in the area to contact police."

The first man is described as white, in his early 20s, approximately 5'7'' to 5'8'' and of slim build. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up and scarf around his face and wearing elasticated grey jogging bottoms. He was carrying a hammer.

The second man is described as slightly taller than the first man, white, slim build an in his early 20s. He was also wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up, a scarf which covered his face and grey or dark jogging bottoms.

The third man was wearing a black coloured jacket with the hood up and grey coloured jogging bottoms. It is believed that all three men were wearing gloves.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1106 of 24/11 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.