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Appeal following robbery at Crawley bookmakers

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Do you recognise this man who robbed at the Corals in Pound Hill on Friday?

Officers are investigating a robbery at a betting shop in Crawley.

At around 9pm on Saturday (January 28) a man walked into the Corals on Worth Road at the end of the Pound Hill Parade and threatened a member of staff with a gun.

He demanded cash from the tills and safe before leaving.

Detective Sergeant Colin Garman said: “Thankfully the member of staff was not injured but was very shaken by what happened. The suspect is described as 5′ 11 to 6′, wearing dark clothing including a hooded top and a New York Yankees baseball cap with white writing and a red logo on the front.

“We are appealing to anyone who might have seen the man leaving shortly after 9pm as it is a busy parade of shops and a pub right next door.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1329 of 28/01.

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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child

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Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
 
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
 
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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