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Cash stolen in two robberies in Brighton and Hove

Cash has been stolen in two robberies which happened within hours of each other in Brighton and Hove.

In the first incident, at about 1025 GMT, a man grabbed a cash box from a security guard as he walked into the Portland Road post office in Hove.

In the second robbery just before 1500 GMT, a man got away with cash after demanding money from a cashier in the Co-op Bank, in Western Road, Brighton.

No weapons were used in the robberies, which are not being linked by police.

Money dropped

Officers said the security guard in the first robbery suffered minor injures when he struggled to hold onto the cash box.

He managed to chase the suspect along Portland Road, then Westbourne Gardens, where the man got into a waiting car, which was then driven off.

The suspect was described as white, aged in his 20s, 5ft 10in tall, slim, and was wearing a grey hooded top and black jeans.

Police said following the bank robbery, a man was seen dropping a bag of money in Upper North Street and was helped by members of the public to pick it up.

The suspect was described as white, aged in his 40s, and bald. He was wearing a dark blue jacket.

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