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Fresh appeal for victims of car crime in Maidenbower, Crawley

Police are appealing for victims of vehicle crime in the Maidenbower area of Crawley to come forward.

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Officers received a call from a member of the public to report a man acting suspiciously in Lucas Close, Maidenbower around 11.35pm on Wednesday, January 16.

Officers conducted an area search and detained a 21-year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of handling stolen goods and theft from a motor vehicle. He was released on police bail until February 13.

Investigating Officer Michaela Kohls said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who has fallen victim to vehicle crime in this area over the last few weeks.

“We advise all car owners to ensure they lock all doors and windows, leave nothing of value in the car and try and park in a well-lit area.”

To report information please go online or call 101 quoting 1372 of 16/01. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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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