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Crawley man among those arrested on suspicion of robbery in East Grinstead

Police are investigating a robbery in High Street, East Grinstead, which happened shortly after 2.30pm on Monday (4 February).

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Two men entered Broadley’s clothing shop, threatened staff and are believed to have stolen items of clothing. A staff member present received a minor injury.

One suspect was a black man, wearing a black hat and black anorak, who made off on a bicycle.

The other suspect, a white man, who was wearing a tan-coloured parka-style jacket, escaped on foot. A woman is also believed to have been involved.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have any other relevant information is asked to contact police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 619 of 04/02.

Alternatively there is the option of contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, either online or by phoning 0800 555 111.

A 21-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, both of no fixed address, and a 40-year-old man from Crawley have all been arrested on suspicion of robbery and currently remain in police custody while enquiries continue.

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Crawley police use golf buggies to track down suspected vehicle thieves in Tilgate Park

The resourceful officers were very greatful to Tilgate Golf Club for allowing them to use the buggies.

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When needed the local police are proving to be very resourceful and none more so when needing to track down suspects fleeing through a large wooded area.

After a silver Ford Transit van was reported stolen from London on Thursday, 8 August it was seen on Sunday, 11 August at 4.20pm travelling north on the A23 towards Crawley.

It failed to stop for officers and was followed to the Tilgate area of the town, where the driver and two men ran off on foot. The driver was quickly detained.

During a subsequent search for the two passengers, which took in the nearby Tilgate Forest golf course, resourceful officers utilised three golf buggies to help facilitate the search.

Tweeting their thanks to the golf club they said:

One man was detained but the third suspect has yet to be traced.

A 15-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, both from Orpington in the London borough of Bromley, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle.

Both have since been released under investigation, with enquiries now being handled by the Metropolitan Police.

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