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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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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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