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Husband and wife attacked and robbed in Three Bridges, Crawley

Police are seeking witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed as he returned home from work on Tuesday 11 December.

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In particular, officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam or closed circuit television (CCTV) footage from the area.

The 54-year-old victim was confronted by intruders at his home in Howlands Court, Commonwealth Drive, Crawley, at approximately 11pm.

He suffered serious injuries, including several broken ribs, which subsequently required hospital treatment.

His wife was also assaulted and threats were made demanding money. Jewellery, cash and passports were stolen after the burglars ransacked the couple’s home.

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The suspects are believed to be six or seven black men, wearing hooded jackets, sports joggers and trainers.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Robeson, of Crawley Police investigations, said:

“This was a particularly nasty crime involving violence and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information about the incident or who was responsible.

“It appears to have been a planned rather than a random attack, and thankfully such crimes are relatively rare.”

Anyone who saw or heard anything of what happened, or who noticed any suspicious activity, is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1447 of 11/12.

Alternatively please contact Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or call the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For crime prevention advice please log on to: https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

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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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