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Man robbed at knife-point in Three Bridges Crawley

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Police are hoping for witnesses to a knife-point robbery in Crawley.

On Tuesday (November 7) at about 5pm, a 19-year-old man had left a shop on North Road and was walking through the subway between Pond Wood Road and Hazelwick Avenue. He was approached by two men from the opposite direction who asked him for a cigarette. He gave them one before they demanded his watch and some money. He refused.

They punched him and held his hand behind his back while they robbed him of his watch and £30. The victim was then cut on the face with a knife. The suspects then ran away towards North Road.

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Detective Sergeant Karrie Bohanna said: “This has left the victim with some nasty injuries to his face which had to be treated at hospital.

“The two suspects are described as one black man, muscular build, about 6′ and about 25. He was wearing a blue waterproof hooded top with the hood up and black jeans. The second man was possibly Asian, about 20, about 5′ 10”. He was wearing black Nike trainers and a black jacket.

“This happened in the early evening and we are hoping someone might have seen these two men running away from the subway or recognise their descriptions.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online quoting serial 1406 of 07/11. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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77-year-old man critical in hospital after being robbed by 3 men in Crawley Boulevard

A despicable crime in daylight in the towns city centre.

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A 77 year-old-man is in a critical condition this evening (22nd July) after he was robbed in Crawley town centre.

Following an initial call from the ambulance service, police were called at 15:49 where the man who was on a mobilty scooter was in cardiac arrest.

Police immediately taped off the surrounding area and multiple units were called to the scene.

3 males were arrested for robbery which the police suspect took place near the public toilets close to Marks and Spencer.

The victim is currently in a critical condition after he was flown by helicopter to St Georges Hospital.

Police are still in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing for any witnesses that may have seen the incident in the Boulevard around this time.

If you have any information please contact Sussex Police using 101 and OP SALZBURG Cad no. 0959/22072018 or contact crime stoppers on 0800 555 111

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