A man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a Weybridge store with a knife.

At 7.40am yesterday morning, Surrey Police, along with a Police Dog Unit were dispatched and searched for a man matching the description they received.

Members of the public gave officers directions as to where the potential suspect may have been.

Tracked down by the dog unit, a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

He was also arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and for public order offences for other offences committed earlier in the day.

Sergeant Mark Bracknell said: "We're extremely grateful to the members of the public who helped us with the search for this man.

"We take reports of knife crime very seriously. This response from officers and our dog unit proves that if you're willing to go out and put others at risk by carrying a knife, you should expect to be pursued."

If you suspect anyone of carrying a knife, please do not approach them and put yourself at risk. When it's safe to do so, please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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