A suspected armed robber was caught after “ambassadors” working for Brighton’s Business Improvement District swung into action to help Sussex Police this morning (Wednesday 6 December).
The Business Improvement District (BID), known as Brilliant Brighton, said: “The Brilliant Brighton ambassadors have helped secure the arrest of a man who is alleged to have committed an armed robbery this morning.
“At 9.05am there was a report of an attempted armed robbery at the post office in St James’s Street (above) and an armed robbery at 9.40am at Dyke Road News.
“Police officers were in contact with the BID ambassadors at approximately 9.48am and showed them a copy of the CCTV image they had of the male, who in both instances had demanded money armed with a gun.
“The male was sighted by one of the BID ambassadors shortly afterwards and police were informed over the BCRP radio.
“The male was then arrested at 10.20am by armed police.
“The male was found with an imitation firearm, a hammer and a lock knife upon his arrest.
“Another fantastic example of partnership working in the city.”