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Police searching for red headed suspect over car thefts in Ifield, Crawley

Police are trying to identify a woman who was seen trying to break into cars in the Ifield area of Crawley on Tuesday (12 March).

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Between 10am and 10.45am the suspect was reported to be trying the door handles of a number of vehicles parked in Ardingly Close, Warren Drive and Friston Walk.

Items were stolen from a car in Ardingly Close and one in Warren Drive. The woman is white, about 5′ 9″, skinny with red hair and was wearing a navy blue or black knee length puffa style coat, dark cap and grey jogging trousers.

PC Stuart Young said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the suspect and knows who it is or has any information about the incidents.”

Contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 306 of 12/03 if you can help.

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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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