A man entered Ifield Green Stores in Ifield Green, Crawley around 6pm on Thursday (May 31) and threatened a shop worker.
The worker handed over a small quantity of cash, cigarettes and alcohol and the suspect fled.
Officers attended the scene and conducted an area search but the suspect was not found.
The suspect was described around 5’ 6”, wearing a dark hooded top with a zip-up jacket over the top, grey jeans, black gloves and his face covered.
Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting 1181 of 30/05.
Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child
Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.
Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.
The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.
A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.
He has also failed to appear in court.
Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.
Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:
“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”