Man charged in connection with two robberies in Seaford and Brighton
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A man has been charged with two robberies and possession of an imitation firearm in Brighton.
Police were first alerted to a report of an intruder inside an address at Halland Road, Brighton, on July 4.
An electric bicycle was taken from the address.
Then on July 14 police received a report of an intruder at an address in Seaford, with a report that a Range Rover was stolen.
Specialist officers from Sussex Police’s Tactical Firearms Unit (TFU) traced the vehicle to Stafford Road in Brighton where it was recovered.
Officers also spotted a man acting suspiciously close to the stolen vehicle, and after checking police systems, identified him as the suspect.
TFU Inspector Oli Fisher said: “Officers acted quickly to locate the suspect involved in this case and made the arrest.
“They saw the suspect near the vehicle in Stafford Road, Brighton, and a man was taken into custody.”
Following the arrest and an investigation by Eastbourne and Brighton CID, 26-year-old Tyler Corteggio, a bar worker of Arnold Street, Brighton, was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possessing an imitation firearm with intent.
He appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on July 18 and was remanded in custody to appear before Lewes Crown Court on August 15.