CCTV shows moment brave members of the public attacked robber who targeted Shoreham convenience store | UK News

Police have hailed the bravery of three members of the public who attacked a masked assailant during a store robbery.

Samuel Brown’s assault on a convenience store in Shoreham was caught on CCTV, as was the moment he was tackled to the ground in a nearby garden as he tried to escape.

The 32-year-old was among a group of masked men who targeted the store on Halloween last year.

…and tried to steal a cash register from the counter…

Wearing a blue hooded jacket, he was seen attacking a member of staff and snatching a cash register from the counter.

The worker bravely fought him off and quickly informed a relative, who chased after Brown and tackled him in a garden.

An occupant of the house came out to help, and the couple managed to restrain Brown despite the assault.

Samuel Brown is tackled to the ground in someone's backyard.  Photo: Sussex Police
…before being knocked to the ground in someone’s garden

Police arrived to arrest Brown, of Shoreham, who was charged with robbery and two counts of assault.

He has since been sentenced to 49 months in prison.

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Samuel Brown was imprisoned.  Photo: Sussex Police
Samuel Brown was imprisoned. All photos: Sussex Police

“Extremely serious offence”

sussex Police officer Richard Emmett said the three victims had “put themselves in danger” to detain Brown and praised their courage.

“Theft is an extremely serious offense with serious consequences, and Brown now faces a lengthy period behind bars for his actions,” he added.

A 33-year-old Worthing man also arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge.

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