Uckfield FM was informed by listeners of a Police Patrol car parked in the bus lay by of Uckfield High Street south of it junction with Grange Road.
A Police Spokesperson told Uckfield FM;
“A marked police car was parked in Uckfield High Street on Thursday morning (13 December) as part of police measures taken to prevent a potential planned robbery of business premises.
“On Thursday afternoon a 18-year-old man was arrested in Brighton on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
“No actual robbery took place and there has been no violence or injury.
“Several other people are being interviewed as witnesses at this stage.
“The car was removed on Thursday afternoon.
“Enquiries are at an early stage and no other information is currently available.”