Police Seeking Armed Robber – Police Roundup Bank Holiday Weekend August

Police Seeking Armed Robber in Worthing

Police have release a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak with in connection with an armed robbery in Worthing on Sunday evening (28 August).

Armed and dangerous, police believe this man could have been involved in a number of robberies in the Worthing area during August.

Armed and dangerous, police believe this man could have been involved in a number of robberies in the Worthing area during August.

Officers were called by a staff member at the SPAR store in Heene Road after a man carrying what is believed to be a hand gun walked in at around 9pm and demanded money.

He threatened staff with the gun and ordered them to open the till before grabbing approximately £200 cash and running off northbound across to the west side of Heene Road. He was last seen by the junction with Rowlands Road.

The suspect is described as white, around 5’11” and was wearing glasses as well as a grey face covering. He had three tops on: a blue jumper on top of a black hoodie which was worn over a burgundy jumper. The blue jumper had pre-cut holes where the suspect’s thumbs protruded. He was also wearing Nike tracksuit bottoms with a bold navy blue stripe down the side to just below the knee and predominantly grey and white Nike trainers.

The man police want to speak to was wearing quite distinctive tracksuit bottoms and Nike trainers.

The man police want to speak to was wearing distinctive tracksuit bottoms and Nike trainers.

Detective Sergeant Simon Dunn said: “Understandably the two members of staff have been left shaken by this incident, but fortunately no one was injured.

“If you saw anything at all suspicious around the time of the incident, or have any other information, please call us.
“We believe this robbery may be linked to three other similar incidents in the area that happened on the 13, 18 and 22 August.”
Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Zinger.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

Witness appeal after 15-year-old boy stabbed in Brighton

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Kings Road, Brighton on Saturday morning (27 August).

Pictured: Kings Road Brighton

Pictured: Kings Road Brighton

Emergency services were called at around 2.10am and after treatment by paramedics the victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two men were arrested by police officers nearby; one by Pavilion Gardens, the other near Jubilee Street.

An 18-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and currently remains in police custody.

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He also remains in custody at this time.

Detective Constable Rowan Carter said: “We would very much like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw something suspicious.

“It was a fast moving investigation at the scene and so even if you spoke to officers in the early hours, we’d still like you to get in touch to ensure we have all of your information that could help.

“Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 188 of 27/08.”

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

Police Standoff with 72-year-old Gunmen Draws to a Close

Armed Police harbour Roafd

Armed police were on standby at the address.

A 40-hour stand off between police and a 72-year-old man refusing to leave his house in Pagham, near Bognor Regis, ended safely just after 8.45am on Tuesday (August 30).

The man had communicated with police negotiators since emergency services were called to the house in Harbour Road at 4.10pm on Sunday.

Ambulance and fire services were called forward on Tuesday morning as the man threatened to set fire to the house, but at 8.42am he told police that he was leaving the property and a few minutes later, he left, closing the door behind him.

He was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

 

Cordoned off, the house has been isolated by a police cordon.

Cordoned off, the house has been isolated by a police cordon.

 

Acting Assistant Chief Constable Steve Whitton said: “This was a long, complex and challenging negotiation, but I am delighted to say that it has ended peacefully and safely as this was always our absolute priority. I also pay tribute to all the police officers and staff involved for their professionalism and determination to resolve this safely.

“It has resulted in considerable disruption for residents in the area and I would like to thank them for their patience and understanding as we have strived to bring this to a safe conclusion for everyone involved.

“I would also like to thank our colleagues from the fire and ambulance services who have waited patiently in support of the operation.

“There will be a police presence at the house for a while, but most of the officers involved are now being stood down.”

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