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Gatwick charity theft, police searching for two suspects

Police have released CCTV images of two men sought in connection with the theft of cash from a charity collection tin at Gatwick Airport.

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About 1.30am on Wednesday (28 November), two men entered the airport and went to the Skybreak Travel desk in Zone J.

While the desk was unattended, one of the men appeared to reach over and damage the tin, taking its contents – approximately £30 in cash – while the other kept look-out.

The collection tin belongs to Gatwick Travel Care, a charity which provides support and assistance for passengers at the airport.

Following the incident, the two suspects exited the airport via the railway station.
Anyone who recognises these two men, or who has any information about the incident, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 183 of 28/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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