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Witnesses sought to linked Brighton robberies

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 16:47 BST

Police are appealing for witnesses following two Brighton robberies which are believed to be linked.

The first of the robberies occurred at the bottom of St James's Street, Brighton around 1am on Sunday (April 7). The victim, a man in his 30s, was walking home when he was assault, believed to have been knocked unconscious and had his phone stolen.

The second robbery occurred nearby in Stein Street around 3.30am on the same date. Two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s, were assaulted and their phones were also stolen. One of the victims suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Paul Heal said: “These were serious unprovoked attacks on members of the public who had been enjoying a night out.

“We believe the two robberies are linked and are appealing to any member of the public with information to get in contact with us without delay.

“Did you witnesses either of the assaults?

“We are currently not linking these assaults to any other matters.”

You can report information either online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Lacoste.

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP54502/2019