UPDATED: POLICE RESPOND TO VILLAGE SHOP ROBBERY IN BRIGHSTONE

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A large Police presence has descended on the quiet village of Brighstone this afternoon (Thursday).

4 police units arrived in the heart of the village after being called to reports of a robbery at just before 12:30.

Officer’s are focusing on the area of Main Road – specifically Brighstone Village Shop.

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Hampshire Constabulary forensic officers are attending the scene, where a set of weighing scales are said to have been taken.

A police spokesperson has told Island Echo that no cash or goods have been stolen and enquiries continue.

UPDATE – Police have now confirmed that a 38-year-old man from East Cowes has been arrested on suspicion of robbery. He remains in custody at this time.

It’s said that a man entered the store and threatened a staff member before fleeing the scene with a set of scales – which have now been recovered.

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billyboy
billyboy
8 days ago

Robbery or theft? – there’s quite a difference

Truth
Truth
Reply to  billyboy
7 days ago

Yes, it’s called Scum……

Sonny boy
Sonny boy
8 days ago

4 units to a robbery of a pair of scales , let’s weigh that up

Lee
Lee
Reply to  Sonny boy
8 days ago

That’s the increase in Council Tax bills

Drew Stewart
Drew Stewart
Reply to  Sonny boy
8 days ago

Brighstone is Bob’s (second) home town. Hence the elevated response.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Drew Stewart
7 days ago

Typical socialist, communist attitude, if you can’t afford it, just steel it..

Take, Take, Take….and give Nothing..

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Truth
7 days ago

they know that with the hand wringing, do gooder, excuse making lefty social workers around, they can steal it, get nothing more than a warning and go home, having still kept the scales.

Sunshine
Sunshine
8 days ago

Oh no, lovely little Brighstone. Shows how the times are changing. No goods or cash taken, only the weighing scales. Gotta be for weighing out the filthy drugs these people sell.

George
George
8 days ago

All that for a set of scales

Tony tollbridge
Tony tollbridge
8 days ago

A robbery on a different scale than most,he also failed to weigh up the risk?

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
8 days ago

Yesterday palm trees, today scales. What is going on?

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
8 days ago

Must have been unpleasant for the staff though …
Let’s hope justice is served!!!!
Don’t understand what is going on in some peoples heads these days crazy TIME.

ron ashton
ron ashton
8 days ago

the scales of justice have tipped in the police’s favour

Mrs deadly night shade
Mrs deadly night shade
8 days ago

Where was the armed response and dogs

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
8 days ago

Were the scales on a fish at the time?

Bill
Bill
8 days ago

Poor employee who’s now been left traumatised. Disgusting people out there

Edgar-of-9
Edgar-of-9
7 days ago

I wonder if he will get ‘aweigh’ with it.

Ivor Boantopik
Ivor Boantopik
7 days ago

Obviously didn’t have a Beryl get-away scooter

caspen
caspen
7 days ago

Fancy taken a set of scales this poor man must be unbalanced

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