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Police are hoping ‘despicable’ thieves who stole money from Gatwick Airport which was destined for three charities, will be identified from CCTV images being released.
On Wednesday 3 January three men entered Gatwick’s South Terminal and stole one of the charity ‘Globes’. 

The ‘Globes’ are located around the Airport at various locations and are for passengers to donate any loose change or foreign currency. The money is then divided between three charities supported by Gatwick Airport Ltd; Travelcare, Cancer Research UK and St Catherine’s Hospice. 

Having stolen the globe the three made off on foot towards Horley. 

The second incident occurred on Thursday 18 January. This time four men entered the South Terminal, two of whom are believed to have been involved in the previous theft.

They took another Globe but dropped it on the floor when they were challenged  by a member of airport staff. No money was stolen and the suspects made off empty handed towards Horley. 

Three men have already been arrested and are currently released but under further investigation. A 26-year-old Crawley man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the theft on 3 January. Two men, one aged 24 from Crawley, and one aged 23 of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the theft on 18 January.

However police are still seeking to identify two men.

The man who actually picked up the globes on both occasions is shown in the images, wearing a baseball cap, as is the second suspect, who is wearing a black coat and black woollen hat. These images were all taken on 3 January.

PC Nick Truan said;

“We don’t know how much money was stolen on the first occasion, but these were despicable acts and this pair need to be identified and arrested. “If you know who they are, let us know online or by calling 101, quoting Serial 71 of 03/01.”

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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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