An eagle-eyed PCSO used his initiative to reunite a boy with his golf clubs which had been stolen in Brighton.
The officer was on patrol in the city last Saturday (September 8) when he saw a man allegedly showing off a set of golf clubs to his friends in Brighthelm Gardens before he quickly made off.
Police said the PCSO later saw a report that a set of specially made golf clubs worth £1,700 had been stolen from a Ford Transit van parked in North Street that day.
The crime report had been made an hour after the PCSO had spotted the man.
Enquiries were made and a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis.
Police said the golf clubs were seized and reunited with their 14-year-old owner.
The Brighton man was released under investigation.
Sergeant Steve Rigby said: “This was really good joint effort by our prevention and response teams, which resulted in an arrest and getting some prized valuable golf clubs reunited with the owner.”