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Police search for Southgate robber

Police are trying to find more information leading to the whereabouts of a man who stole £700 in cash from a Crawley Newsagents.

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Martin's Newsagents, Southgate Parade on Wakehurst Drive, Crawley [Image: Google Street view]

Sussex Police have said they are searching for ‘a robber who took cash from a Crawley newsagents’.

A statement was released by Sussex Police today (11 October) which says the incident took place at 7.30am on Saturday (6 October) after the man entered “Martin’s” – a Newsagents on Southgate Parade, Crawley.

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The statement says: “He threatened staff and took £700 cash from behind the counter.”

Police say no weapons were seen and nobody was hurt during the robbery.

The man was decribed as wearing a large green jacket with the hood pulled up.

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Detective Constable Melanie Pyle said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity around the shop or who may have been in the shop at that time. If you can help please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 323 of 06/10.”

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

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Wanted man Thomas Keatley may be in Crawley

Keatley was jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Police say he has links to Crawley.

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A man who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence has links to Crawley, Police have revealed.

Sussex Police are on the hunt for 33-year-old Thomas Keatley, formerly of Brighton Road in Lancing.

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Keatley was jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in October 2013.

Police had discovered a homemade gun, bullets, equipment used to make ammunition as well as a USB stick containing guides on how to make handguns and automatic machine guns inside a Crawley garage.

He has been released from prison.

A Sussex Police statement says: “Keatley has links to Crawley, Brighton and Worthing. He is white, of heavy build with black hair.

“Anyone who has seen Keatley or has any information about him should contact police online
or ring 101 quoting serial 710 of 26/09.”

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