Brighton man held over knifepoint robbery at Hove post office – second man being hunted

Posted On 18 Oct 2016 at 7:47 pm

A man from Brighton has been arrested by police on suspicion of armed robbery after a post office in Hove was held up at knifepoint yesterday afternoon (Monday 17 October).

Sussex Police said that a second man was still being hunted after the armed robbery at Amherst Crescent Stores, in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, by the corner of Amherst Crescent.

The force said: “A 26-year-old man from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of robbery, possession of an offensive weapon (a knife) and theft, remained in police custody as of 5.20pm on Tuesday (18 October).

“The second suspect remains outstanding at this stage.”

The robbery happened at about 2.50pm yesterday, shortly before thousands of children from local schools headed home for the day.

Sussex Police said yesterday: “Two suspects entered the store and stole a quantity of cash from the till, before making off on foot towards Portslade.

“During the incident, the shop worker was threatened with a knife by one of the suspects but not harmed.

“Police are appealing for witnesses.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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