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Man charged in connection with Westbourne armed robbery

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a27 closed in both directions following serious collision

Police have charged a man in connection with an armed robbery in Westbourne.

Officers were called to the Co-op store at The Square around 6.25pm on Sunday, 24 May, to a report of a man entering the shop with a machete and stealing cash from the tills.

Sam Hewett, 30, of Renown Gardens, Waterlooville, was arrested on Tuesday (2 June) and later charged with robbery. He was remanded in custody and will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (3 June).