Armed robbery suspect arrested in Brighton after being spotted by eagle-eyed security guard

Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 6:58 pm

A suspected armed robber was arrested in Brighton after being spotted by an eagle-eyed security guard, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 4 August).

The man, 25-year-old Danny Walsh, is suspected of holding up Easington Post Office in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on Saturday (30 July).

Two days ago Sussex Police said: “At about 3.20pm on Saturday an offender entered the Easington Post Office and threatened staff with what appeared to be a black handgun.

“A quantity of cash was handed over to the offender, who then made off on foot.”

Danny Walsh

Danny Walsh

Sussex Police issued a press release and public appeal for help tracing him on Tuesday (2 August) after Thames Valley Police said that he might be in Brighton.

The force said that the “wanted appeal brought almost instant results”.

Sussex Police said: “At 6pm on Tuesday he was spotted in Sydney Street and a few minutes later was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

“A sharp-eyed security guard spotted a man wanted by police less than three hours after a wanted appeal was published.”

Walsh has since been charged with robbery and having a firearm.

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