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Man arrested after theft from Tesco store in Crawley

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a Crawley store.

The 31-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

It is believed the arrest is in relation to a theft from the Tesco store in Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley, around 1.30pm on June 8.

A member of the public also suffered a head injury during the incident, which left him requiring hospital treatment.

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41-year-old man arrested in Crawley after reports of threats made with knife

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Police responded to a report of a man with a knife making threats inside a property at Wren Court, Tilgate Way, Crawley at 10.45am on Thursday (15 July).

Officers attended and safely detained the suspect, a 41-year-old man. No injuries have been reported. 

Chief Inspector Shane Baker; District Commander for Crawley said:

“We are thankful to the public for their patience and understanding while this incident was ongoing.

“During this incident, a distraction device was used, which may have caused some alarm and disruption to residents.

“We would like to assure the public that nobody was harmed and there is not believed to be any ongoing threat to the local community at this time.”

Anyone with information can report it online or call 101, quoting 482 of 15/07.

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