Hairdressers and passers-by give chase after theft in Uckfield

Hairdressers and passers-by gave chase after a man stole money in Uckfield this morning.

Bliss hairdressers in Olives Yard, Uckfield.

Bliss hairdressers in Olives Yard, Uckfield.

The man was spotted taking money from Bliss hairdressers in Olives Yard by Jade, one of the business partners.

She chased after him into the High Street calling to passers-by for help.

Eventually two men stopped a suspect and held on to him until the police arrived.

Alison, Jade’s business partner, said two off-duty police offers were in the salon having their hair done at the time and when they realised what was happening they tried to help too.

Alison said: “I would just like to say thank you to everybody who helped us, the two men in the High Street and the police who acted so fast.”

She added that after the incident salon staff didn’t have time to think about what had happened. They were so busy they just got on with their work as if nothing had happened.

Sgt Simon Kind of Uckfield Police said a suspect for the theft remained in custody on Friday evening. Sgt Kind also said thank you to all who helped.

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