Armed robbery near Hove bus garage

Police are hunting for three people connected to a robbery in Fonthill Road in Hove on Monday afternoon (19 November).

One 25 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a Loomis security van was robbed at 13.20. Four robbers on the back of two scooters stole two boxes of cash from a member of security staff.

The security officer was threatened with an axe. The suspects left on two white Lambretta-type scooters, in the direction of Old Shoreham Road.

Detective Inspector Ian Still said: "We believe these two scooters were stolen during the previous two days. One of them was stolen at 12.40 on Monday from Clifton Street before being used in the robbery less than an hour later.

"We are very keen to hear from anyone who might have seen these two distinctive Lambretta-style white scooters being driven around, probably together, between 12.40 and 16:00, when they were found abandoned in Clermont Terrace, Brighton.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact police online quoting serial 572 of 19/11.