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.
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.