Headlock thief 'raided two Brighton shops'

A robber who put a shop worker in a headlock before stealing money from the till may have been behind an attack on a second Brighton shop, police said.

Officers said the thief struck first at Corner News and Booze, in Upper Hollingdean Road, on Saturday morning.

He put the cashier in a headlock after his female accomplice bought beer, and the pair fled with money from the till.

On Sunday morning, a man stole a large amount of cash from a till at the post office in nearby Preston Drove.

Police said they were linking the two incidents.

They said the man involved in both robberies was described as about 30 years old, white, slim and about 6ft tall.

He was thought to have been wearing a white T-shirt and green shorts.

The woman who accompanied him to the first shop in Upper Hollingdean Road was described as being in her early-20s, blonde and slim.

She was wearing black leggings and a cream-coloured top.

Officers said the pair escaped along Upper Hollingdean Road and into Roedale Court.

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