Four arrested after robbery in Hove

Four men have been arrested after a robbery in Hove this morning (October 24).

Sussex Police said the victim was approached by a group of men at around 7.50am, who asked him if he wanted to buy drugs.

When the declined, the group, who were mainly wearing hooded tops and dark clothing, walked him to a cash machine in Second Avenue and threatened him with violence if he did not withdraw money and give it to them, police said.

He gave them the money he had withdrawn and they left, police added. Shortly afterwards, a number of men were detained by police at Hove Railway Station and four were arrested at nearby locations.

Police

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the group in the area on Saturday morning or indeed, may have been approached themselves. Please report online or call 101 quoting serial 258 of 24/10.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remained in custody on Saturday lunchtime.

Four men have been arrested after a man was coerced into withdrawing money from a cash machine in Hove.

A group of men, who were mainly wearing hooded tops and dark clothing, approached the victim around 7.50am on Saturday (October 24) and asked if he wanted to buy drugs. When he declined they walked him to a cash machine in Second Avenue and threatened him with violence if he did not withdraw money and give it them.

He did so and they left. Shortly afterwards, a number of men were detained by police officers at Hove railway station. Four were arrested at nearby locations.