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94 year-old Crawley man robbed in his own flat

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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.

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Police search for man after attack on woman in Crawley

Have you seen Michael Tewolde?

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Police in Crawley are searching for Michael Tewolde who they want to interview about an attack on a woman known to him.

The 20-year-old woman was attacked at the address where she was living on Monday 26 March in Crawley. She was punched in the face and kicked in the back and stomach while on the floor.

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Police also want to talk to Tewolde about threats to kill the woman, and criminal damage – to an intercom system at the address – arising from the same incident.

Officers also want to talk to him about an incident in Hove on 3 February in which a pizza delivery driver was head-butted after a confrontation in the street, sustaining bruising.

Tewolde is described as black, 5’6″, and of medium build.

PC Michelle Hayes of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said:

“If you know where Michael Tewolde is, please contact us on 101 or online quoting serial 1571 of 26/03.

“If you see him, do not approach him but dial 999.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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