Man arrested for Brighton knifepoint shop robberies

Both knifepoint robberies took place on the evening of Tuesday, 8th September

A man has been arrested in connection of threatening two shopkeepers at knifepoint in Brighton.

The 27-year-old was arrested yesterday (Tuesday,15th September) on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Sussex Police confirmed the man remains in custody for questioning.

Officers received reports of a man wearing a blue surgical face mask who threatened the c-store workers on Tuesday, 8th September.

The first incident happened at Your Friendly Shop on Upper North Street, at 6.15pm where the shopkeeper was threatened with a knife before the suspect took alcohol and cash from the till.

Shortly after 7pm the same man is believed to have entered the Wine Library on Norfolk Street demanding for money but left empty handed following a disturbance outside.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting serial 1172 of 08/09 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.