Good Samaritans sought after '30p robbery'

The 20-year-olds were robbed for loose change, police have said

The 20-year-olds were robbed for loose change, police have said

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A MAN and a woman were allegedly robbed for 30p as they sat on a bench.

The 20-year-olds were rescued by a mystery family after they were approached by two men ordering them to hand over money and mobile phones, police said.

Two people have been charged following the alleged incident at about 8.30pm on July 31, on the bench at Dukes Mound, Brighton.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: "The 20-year-old victims were sitting on a bench at Dukes Mound when they were approached by two men.

"The men became aggressive and ordered the victims to give them their money and mobile phones.

"The 20-year-old man was punched in the face and gave the thieves 30p before the victims were helped into a garden by a family."

Police are appealing for information and also want to track down the family who helped.

Detective Constable Gemma Holley said: "As they fled from the men, the victims were helped by a family who allowed them to enter the private garden close to Lewes Crescent.

"We are trying to identify this family as they could be able to help us with our investigation.

"If you know who they are or have any information about what happened, please contact us."

Scott Cavanagh, 31, of Spruce Court, Salford, and Jack Bonnet, 23, of no fixed address, have been charged with robbery and attempted robbery. Both are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 28 August.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1727 of 31/07, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk. Or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:44pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

deport them back up north
deport them back up north Wide Bertha
  • Score: 45

4:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

Wide Bertha wrote:
deport them back up north
ATTENTION! DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS
[quote][p][bold]Wide Bertha[/bold] wrote: deport them back up north[/p][/quote]ATTENTION! DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS Goldenwight
  • Score: -62

5:33pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

Hell, why don't the Argus hust print the headlines people want to read (and truth be damned!)

Perhaps "Gay Romanian Gypsy MP arrested for having sex with cute kitten in Brighton public toilet" or similar? Now THAT would get the comments going!
Hell, why don't the Argus hust print the headlines people want to read (and truth be damned!) Perhaps "Gay Romanian Gypsy MP arrested for having sex with cute kitten in Brighton public toilet" or similar? Now THAT would get the comments going! Goldenwight
  • Score: -49

5:38pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

I'll have a pint of what Goldenwight is drinking.
Trolling, really ?? Do you understand what trolling actually is ? My comment was relative to the assailants (one from Salford), and the other NFA (but probably likely also from a former industrial northern town), as many of the lowlife who frequent Brighton seem to be.
I'll have a pint of what Goldenwight is drinking. Trolling, really ?? Do you understand what trolling actually is ? My comment was relative to the assailants (one from Salford), and the other NFA (but probably likely also from a former industrial northern town), as many of the lowlife who frequent Brighton seem to be. Wide Bertha
  • Score: 40

5:46pm Mon 11 Aug 14

maxiboy_ says...

Until this country starts to lock these violent people up for 20, 30, 40 years then this kind of crime will continue to grow.

A murderer gets 15 years for taking the life of an innocent person and this proves that there is no REAL justice in Britain today. This country has been run down by absolute filth in the highest echelons of power who have created a criminal paradise.= out of their warped ideology based on criminal rights.
Until this country starts to lock these violent people up for 20, 30, 40 years then this kind of crime will continue to grow. A murderer gets 15 years for taking the life of an innocent person and this proves that there is no REAL justice in Britain today. This country has been run down by absolute filth in the highest echelons of power who have created a criminal paradise.= out of their warped ideology based on criminal rights. maxiboy_
  • Score: 13

5:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Hmm.....

So why no charge of assault?

If they had fled their attackers, why did they require to be 'helped' into a private garden? Were they being chased?

Who rang the police?

Two men are appearing in court, so there is enough evidence to charge them......why the need for these 'samaritans' to come forward?
Hmm..... So why no charge of assault? If they had fled their attackers, why did they require to be 'helped' into a private garden? Were they being chased? Who rang the police? Two men are appearing in court, so there is enough evidence to charge them......why the need for these 'samaritans' to come forward? stevo!!
  • Score: -50

7:38pm Mon 11 Aug 14

BlackRocker says...

stevo!! wrote:
Hmm.....

So why no charge of assault?

If they had fled their attackers, why did they require to be 'helped' into a private garden? Were they being chased?

Who rang the police?

Two men are appearing in court, so there is enough evidence to charge them......why the need for these 'samaritans' to come forward?
And your point is? Or are you the counsel acting for the accused?
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Hmm..... So why no charge of assault? If they had fled their attackers, why did they require to be 'helped' into a private garden? Were they being chased? Who rang the police? Two men are appearing in court, so there is enough evidence to charge them......why the need for these 'samaritans' to come forward?[/p][/quote]And your point is? Or are you the counsel acting for the accused? BlackRocker
  • Score: 42

8:26pm Mon 11 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

BlackRocker wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Hmm.....

So why no charge of assault?

If they had fled their attackers, why did they require to be 'helped' into a private garden? Were they being chased?

Who rang the police?

Two men are appearing in court, so there is enough evidence to charge them......why the need for these 'samaritans' to come forward?
And your point is? Or are you the counsel acting for the accused?
The point (only for those with the required intelligence to have spotted it) is that once again the police have given a report to The Argus which raises many questions rather than explains the situation clearly enough so that the reader has no doubt what has occurred.
[quote][p][bold]BlackRocker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Hmm..... So why no charge of assault? If they had fled their attackers, why did they require to be 'helped' into a private garden? Were they being chased? Who rang the police? Two men are appearing in court, so there is enough evidence to charge them......why the need for these 'samaritans' to come forward?[/p][/quote]And your point is? Or are you the counsel acting for the accused?[/p][/quote]The point (only for those with the required intelligence to have spotted it) is that once again the police have given a report to The Argus which raises many questions rather than explains the situation clearly enough so that the reader has no doubt what has occurred. stevo!!
  • Score: -43

10:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

'Scott Cavanagh, 31, of Spruce Court, Salford, and Jack Bonnet, 23, of no fixed address, have been charged with robbery and attempted robbery. Both are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 28 August.'

If they were charged with robbery, how come they were also charged with attempted robbery?
'Scott Cavanagh, 31, of Spruce Court, Salford, and Jack Bonnet, 23, of no fixed address, have been charged with robbery and attempted robbery. Both are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 28 August.' If they were charged with robbery, how come they were also charged with attempted robbery? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

11:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
'Scott Cavanagh, 31, of Spruce Court, Salford, and Jack Bonnet, 23, of no fixed address, have been charged with robbery and attempted robbery. Both are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 28 August.'

If they were charged with robbery, how come they were also charged with attempted robbery?
Well, they asked for specific items, one being cash, which they obtained, the other being phones, which they didn't.

They therefore attempted to rob them of their phones.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: 'Scott Cavanagh, 31, of Spruce Court, Salford, and Jack Bonnet, 23, of no fixed address, have been charged with robbery and attempted robbery. Both are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 28 August.' If they were charged with robbery, how come they were also charged with attempted robbery?[/p][/quote]Well, they asked for specific items, one being cash, which they obtained, the other being phones, which they didn't. They therefore attempted to rob them of their phones. stevo!!
  • Score: -17

9:59am Tue 12 Aug 14

twinglemum says...

Maybe if the council did something about the people sleeping in tents in that area, problems like this May begin to be eliminated, when are the council going to start looking at the disgusting state of this city, we are over run with drunks living in tents and doorways, not to mention the van dwellers that are everywhere
Maybe if the council did something about the people sleeping in tents in that area, problems like this May begin to be eliminated, when are the council going to start looking at the disgusting state of this city, we are over run with drunks living in tents and doorways, not to mention the van dwellers that are everywhere twinglemum
  • Score: 4

10:40am Tue 12 Aug 14

spa301 says...

Surely the Police could track them once they went on the extravagant spending spree with their loot?
Surely the Police could track them once they went on the extravagant spending spree with their loot? spa301
  • Score: -6

12:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Youłikemyjugs says...

Apologies for anything stupid or offensive I said on this story.
Apologies for anything stupid or offensive I said on this story. Youłikemyjugs
  • Score: 0

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