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Crawley police seize over 125 stolen items after tip off from Tilgate residents

Posting photos on their twitter account, Crawley Police have shown the extent of the thefts.

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Local officers have managed to seize over 125 stolen items after being alerted by local residents in Tilgate.

The huge haul was of taken property was found within a garage.

Once discovered the Crawley Prevention team began the work of removing and logging all the stolen items.

Police believe the items were stolen from insecure vehicles across Crawley.

Police also posted images of what the garage was like before and after they finished their work

Before removing the items. Twitter @Crawley_Police
After seizing the goods. Twitter @Crawley_Police

A number of victims have already been located with their items to be returned shortly but despite officers working through the night to link as many of the items as possible to existing reports they say that there are many that appear to not have been reported.

If you need to report a vehicle crime then please contact the police on 101.

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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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