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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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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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