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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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Manhunt after attempted robbery at knifepoint at Ifield newsagents in Crawley

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A man who attempted to rob a newsagents in Ifield is being hunted by police.

The alarm was raised at 7.17am on Tuesday (September 3) when the man went in McColl’s in Ifield Parade, threatened staff with a knife and demanded money.

However, he was driven from the shop empty-handed.

He is described as black or west Asian, in his mid-30s, 5′ 10″, of slim or skinny build and was wearing a face covering, grey hooded top, black gloves, black trousers and black shoes or trainers.

Police have taped up the entrance around the shop and two officers are standing guard at the scene.

A visibly shaken staff member could be seen talking to shoppers as concern grows over the number of incidents taking place at other shops across the town.

Police confirmed there have been no physical injuries but would could not confirm if any suspect/s had been taken into custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw someone of that description in the area at the time is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 263 of 03/09

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