Three suspects arrested after Brighton man is mugged

Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 4:29 pm

Two men and a boy have been arrested after a 20-year-old man was mugged near the Royal Pavilion in the early hours of this morning.

The victim, who comes from Brighton, was approached by three people as he waited at a bus stop opposite the Pavilion near the bottom of North Street at about 1.10am.

They snatched his wallet, mobile phone and iPod and ran off.

The victim was unhurt.

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Shortly afterwards officers from Sussex Police arrested two men, aged 19 and 20, and a boy, 17, at an address near by on suspicion of carrying out the street robbery.

The stolen property was recovered.

All three remain in custody for interview this afternoon.

Detective Sergeant Chris Sherwell said: “We are keen to trace anyone who saw what happened.

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“The area outside the Pavilion is still busy at that time of night and anyone who can help is asked to contact us via 0845 6070999.”

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