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Help police find ‘Despicable’ thieves who stole charity money from Gatwick

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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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Help identify man who attacked a woman at her Langley Green home in Crawley

Police in Crawley have issued an Efit in their search for an intruder who struck a householder with a pole.

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At 8.50am on Saturday (9 February) the man climbed into the rear garden of an address in Jackdaw Close, Crawley, and struck the 28-year-old woman as she came out of the back door to find out what was happening, almost rendering her unconscious, then going into the house and searching it before leaving.

It is not yet clear what if anything was taken.

The suspect is described as white, in his forties, of stocky build, over 6′, with a thick neck and short thick dark blond greying hair. He wore dark clothing.

The pole was not found at the scene or nearby and it is not known whether it was metal or wooden.

The woman sustained a slight cut to her head but declined medical treatment.

PC Allen Latter said;

“If you saw anything in that area at the time, or if you think you know who this man is, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 334 of 09/02.”

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