Good samaritans save 67-year-old woman from mugger in Brighton street

Posted On 15 Feb 2016 at 5:49 pm

Two Good Samaritans saved a 67-year-old woman as a man tried to mug her in a Brighton street by a cash machine.

Sussex Police said that a suspect was arrested near by and now detectives wanted to speak to the pair who rushed to the woman’s aid.

The force said: “Police are trying to trace two men in connection with an attempted robbery in Brighton.

“At about 7.45am on Sunday (14 February) a woman was pushed to the ground as she withdrew money from a cash machine outside Tesco Express in St James’s Street.

“The suspect was detained in the same street a short distance away by two passers-by who left the scene shortly after officers arrived. Police would like to speak to them in connection with the incident.”

The victim, a 67-year-old woman, was left with a graze on her left arm.

Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said: “The two members of the public that detained the suspect did a fantastic job but did not provide their details to police and we urgently need to speak to them.”

Brett Aldridge, 33, unemployed, of Oriental Place, Brighton, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 15 February).

The two Good samaritans or anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email

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