Sussex Police have arrested a 22-year old Crowborough man in connection with the knifepoint robbery at Poundfield Stores on Green Lane yesterday (Good Friday).
Police circulated a photograph taken by a quick-thinking witness who saw a man leaving the scene.
During the robbery, just after 11.30am, the shop keeper was threatened with a large knife, and was forced to hand-over money from the till. During the afternoon, a helicopter from the National Police Air Service based at Redhill, assisted officers on the ground in conducting a search of the town.
Police have thanked the public for their assistance in helping to apprehend the suspect.
Anyone with further information that might help police with the investigation, are asked to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 493 of 25/03.