By Harriet Thacker
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons by Yandle
Police believe that the robbery of man in Western Road, Brighton, at the weekend may be linked to another robbery in Ship Street earlier the same night.
The man, who was uninjured, was robbed by the cashpoint outside the Nat West Bank at about 12.15am on Saturday morning (February 18). The suspects, a man and two women, were chased towards Churchill Square and tried to get in a taxi on Western Road. The man is described as white, 5′ 3″, aged around 22 and wearing black adidas tracksuit bottoms and a black and grey winter bomber-style jacket. One of the women was 5′ 3″, about 17, with long blonde hair and dressed all in black. The other was around 6′ with dark brown hair and wearing white jeans or leggings with a black pattern, a burgundy hooded top with a khaki green jacket over it.
Police have linked the incident with a robbery a short while earlier between 11pm and 12 midnight in Ship Street when a woman approached another man and demanded his mobile phone before striking him with a lump of wood, causing cuts and bruises. He was also robbed of cash. The suspect was in the company of two other people and described as white, aged around 30 and with blonde hair.
Anyone with information about either of the incidents, including any taxi drivers who may recognise the descriptions or circumstances, is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 33 of 18/02.