Man arrested after violent robbery at Brighton store Brighton News

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a store worker during a robbery.

Police were called to the store in Milner Road, Brighton, on March 27 after the hold-up alarm was activated.

A store employee reported that the suspect attempted to steal items from inside the store before assaulting him behind the counter.

He snatched money from the cash register and ran out of the store.

Officers at the scene received a description of the suspect from witnesses and from the victim, a 42-year-old man.

A dog handler officer was informed, who had arrived with police dog Hoxton, known as Hox – a two-year-old German Shepherd.

The dog was able to find the suspect in a local garden.

The Argus: Hox - a two-year-old German Shepherd police dog Hox – a two-year-old German Shepherd police dog

The dog handler officer said: ‘Hox was asked to locate the suspect, and despite the potentially contaminated trail he continued to follow.

“Two members of the public alerted us that they saw a suspect walking behind a property in Baden Road.

“Hox was already indicating to cross the road, so we crossed and looked behind the properties. Hox located a suspect in a backyard.

“All money stolen in the robbery has been recovered, and the victim has also identified the suspect.”

A 23-year-old Brighton man was later arrested on suspicion of robbery and taken into custody.

He has since been released on bail by the police, pending further investigation.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-06 13:56:33

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