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Crawley Post Office closed after robbery attempt

A date for the branch to reopen has not been set yet.

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Customers expecting to use the Post Office on The Boulevard (10th Dec) will have to make alternative arrangements after an attempted robbery.

The bungled attempt happened in the early hours of Sunday (9th Dec) morning.

Luckily no-one was in the branch at the time and whilst some minor damaged occurred nothing was taken.

The Post Office say that in order to ensure repairs are made and the site is secure they are keeping the branch closed.

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A Post Office Spokesperson said:

“ We’re very sorry to our customer that Crawley Post Office, located on The Boulevard, is currently closed. Unfortunately , there was an attempted robbery in the early hours of Sunday morning. Luckily, no one was in the branch at the time and nothing was taken. We are now working to repair some minor damage and we appreciate our customers’ patience while we work to reopen the branch as soon possible – once again, we’re really sorry for the inconvenience.”

The branch has been the subject of controversy recently with the proposed move to WHSmiths within County mall – something highly objected to by residents and council leaders.

The Post Office reopened on Tues 11th Dec.

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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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