ARRESTS MADE AFTER MAN ROBBED OF CASH IN BROAD DAYLIGHT IN NEWPORT


2 men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an incident in Newport yesterday afternoon (Friday).

A 36-year-old man from the Freshwater area was approached by 2 men who subsequently stolen a quantity of cash from the victim’s wallet.

A short while later, officers located a man matching the description provided by the victim in a Morrison’s car park in Church Litten, Newport.

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During the arrest, a passing member of the public assisted officers in restraining the suspect until further police help arrived, as first reported previously by Island Echo.

A 39-year-old man from Newport was arrested on suspicion of robbery and threat to damage or destroy property. He remains in custody at this time.

A 38-year-old man from Sandown was also arrested on suspicion of robbery, but was later released under investigation.

Island Echo