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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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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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