A 26-year-old man from Brighton has been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possessing an imitation firearm with intent. Tyler Corteggio, a bar worker of Arnold Street, Brighton, was taken into custody by officers from Sussex Police’s Tactical Firearms Unit (TFU) after being identified as a suspect in two robberies.
The first incident occurred on July 4, when police received a report of an intruder inside an address at Halland Road, Brighton. An electric bicycle was stolen from the property. The second incident took place on July 14, when police received a report of an intruder at an address in Seaford, where a Range Rover was stolen.
Specialist officers from the TFU were able to trace the stolen vehicle to Stafford Road in Brighton, where it was recovered. A man was spotted acting suspiciously near the vehicle and was identified as the suspect after checking police systems.
TFU Inspector Oli Fisher said: “Officers acted quickly to locate the suspect involved in this case and made the arrest. They saw the suspect near the vehicle in Stafford Road, Brighton, and a man was taken into custody.”
Following his arrest and an investigation by Eastbourne and Brighton CID, Corteggio was charged and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on July 18. He was remanded in custody to appear before Lewes Crown Court on August 15.