Five held as Sussex jeweller followed from Birmingham

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery after a Sussex jeweller was followed by a car from Birmingham.

Sussex officers stopped the Renault Megane on the A23 at Pyecombe on Thursday evening after the jeweller rang his boss, who alerted police.

Officers seized weapons, rubber gloves and a face mask from the Renault.

Four men in their 20s and another aged 43, all from Birmingham, were arrested.

A police spokesman said the jeweller rang his boss from his car while driving southbound at Gatwick.

The suspect car was stopped within 15 minutes.

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