Two charged with robbery at Eastbourne jewellers
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Two people have been charged with the robbery at an Eastbourne jewellers.
Police attended Brufords jewellers in The Beacon Shopping Centre, Eastbourne around 10.10am on Sunday (26 January) after 15 Rolex watches with an estimated value between £100,000 and £150,000 were stolen.
Four men all wearing masks covering their faces, and one man was reported to be carrying a small handheld pick axe or hammer, entered the premises around 10am.
A search of the area, assisted by armed police officers and the police helicopter, was conducted and two people were arrested on the Cuckoo trail near Station Road. Two other suspects remain outstanding and enquiries to locate them are ongoing.
Gavin Walter, 41, of Westminster Road, Sutton, and Paul Mitchell, 39, of Orchard Avenue, Mitcham, were both charged with robbery, remanded in custody and will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (28 January).