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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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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

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

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