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Cashier sprayed in face with fire extinguisher during robbery in Southgate, Crawley

Police are appealing for anyone who might recognise these men.

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Police would like to identify them in connection with an incident which occurred at Handy Corner Off Licence in East Park, Crawley, about 4.10pm on Friday 18 January.

One suspect entered the store and asked the cashier for change, but was refused.

He left the premises and two further suspects entered. One walked to the back of the store and the other sprayed a fire extinguisher in the face of the cashier.

During the melee, two low-value bottles of alcohol were stolen.

All three suspects then ran off in the direction of the town centre.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or who recognises either of the men, to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 769 of 18/01.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Betting shop robbed at knifepoint in Southgate, Crawley

Sussex Police are investigating a knife point robbery in Crawley and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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A man entered a betting shop in Southgate Parade, Crawley around 10.05am on Wednesday (June 5).

He threatened the staff worker and demanded money from the till before fleeing the scene.

Officers attended the premises and conducted an area search but the suspect was not found.

Sussex Police say that all lines of enquiry will be investigated.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

“All lines of enquiry connected to this incident will be investigated.

“Engagement with the communities is vital and we will continue to educate members of the public about the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

“Our message to those who carry a knife or thinking of carrying a knife is that it does not protect you and could actually make you more vulnerable and in danger of serious harm.”

Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 351 of 05/06.

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