A 26-year-old painter has been charged with a string of offences in connection with yesterday’s armed robberies in Brighton.
Armed police made a dramatic arrest at the top of North Street in front of crowds of Christmas shoppers yesterday morning following the raids at Dyke Road News and the post office in St James’s Street.
Nicholas Randall, 26, a painter, of Gibbon Road, Newhaven, has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery, having an article with intent to destroy or damage property, having a knife, blade or sharp pointed article in a public place, theft from a shop, attempted burglary with intent to steal, having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and affray.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (7 December).
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