Eight arrested over Hove post office robbery

Eight people have been questioned by police investigating the robbery of a post office in Sussex.

Four women and three men were detained following police raids on properties in Hove, Shoreham and Worthing, while a fourth man was arrested in Brighton.

A cash box was grabbed from a security guard in the robbery at the Portland Road post office in Hove on Tuesday.

Seven people have been released on bail pending further inquiries. One is still in police custody.

Minor crash

Police said they were questioned about a range of offences, including robbery of the post office, possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply, money laundering and obstructing police.

Property seized from the various addresses included significant quantities of Class A, B and C drugs, more than £1,000 in cash, a stolen vehicle and a number of other vehicles.

Det Sgt Mark Rosser said officers were still keen to trace anyone who witnessed the robbery at about 1025 GMT 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, before it was abandoned in Goldstone Lane.

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

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