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Police search for Southgate robber

Police are trying to find more information leading to the whereabouts of a man who stole £700 in cash from a Crawley Newsagents.

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Martin's Newsagents, Southgate Parade on Wakehurst Drive, Crawley [Image: Google Street view]

Sussex Police have said they are searching for ‘a robber who took cash from a Crawley newsagents’.

A statement was released by Sussex Police today (11 October) which says the incident took place at 7.30am on Saturday (6 October) after the man entered “Martin’s” – a Newsagents on Southgate Parade, Crawley.

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The statement says: “He threatened staff and took £700 cash from behind the counter.”

Police say no weapons were seen and nobody was hurt during the robbery.

The man was decribed as wearing a large green jacket with the hood pulled up.

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Detective Constable Melanie Pyle said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity around the shop or who may have been in the shop at that time. If you can help please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 323 of 06/10.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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