ARRESTS have been made in connection with a post office robbery in Hove after police raided properties in Worthing, Shoreham and Hove.
Police arrested four women and three men for a range of offences, including robbery of the Portland Road post office on March 1, possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply, money laundering and obstructing police.
A further arrest of a man on suspicion of robbery took place in Brighton on Thursday, March 3
Significant quantities of Class A, B and C drugs, over £1,000 in cash, a stolen vehicle and a number of other vehicles were seized from the properties during the raids.
The warrants for the arrests were made after a money box was snatched from a security guard as he was entering the post office in Portland Road at around 10.25am.
A man grabbed the box and pulled it from the security guard’s hands.
The suspect was pursued along Portland Road, then Westbourne Gardens, by the security guard before he got into a car driven by another man.
The car made off at speed south along Westbourne Gardens.
Detective Sergeant Mark Rosser said: “I would like to reiterate the appeal to anyone who witnessed the robbery or who saw the offenders driving off in a small, dark coloured hatchback car which was involved in a minor crash in Scott Road, Hove, later found abandoned in Goldstone Lane.”
He added: “Anyone with information is urged to come forward.”
The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 10in, slim, wearing a grey hooded top and black jeans
Seven suspects have been released on bail pending further enquiries. One is still in custody.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Caldicot or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.