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94 year-old Crawley man robbed in his own flat



Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man became a victim of distraction burglary.

On Thursday (8 March) at around 1.30pm a 94-year-old man answered the door to a man stating he needed to turn the water off in the victim’s flat.

After the man left, the victim discovered his wallet had been taken from his coat pocket and £200 of cash removed.

The suspect was described as white, in his 30s, clean shaven and he was wearing a denim jacket and a black cap.

If you witnessed any suspicious behaviour or have any information please report online or call 101 quoting reference 731 of 08/03.


FOILED! Thieves fail at stealing from Royal Mail in Southgate

An attempt to steal from a Royal Mail van in Southgate failed & witnesses are being asked to come forward.



Thieves attempts to steal from a Royal Mail van in Southgate, Crawley failed after they tried to break in with a dash and grab.

Due to the security measures taken by the Royal Mail though the thieves quickly discovered that all letters and parcels are kept in the rear of the van foiling their attempts.

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The incident took place on Friday 9 March in Chatsworth Row and any witnesses are being asked to come forward.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said:

“We can confirm that the window of a parked Royal Mail van was smashed while one of our postman was out delivering the mail. All items of mail were secured in the back of the van and no letters or parcels were taken or damaged as a result. Anyone with any information should contact local police.”

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