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.
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.