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Police seek stolen items after burglary in Crawley

Crawley Police are looking for any information which may assist them in locating any of these stolen items.



Do you recognise any items like these? Have they been offered to you in the Crawley area recently?

Sussex Police Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have information leading to a number of items, valued in total at some £1,700, stolen in a burglary in Crawley in late February this year.

The victim is a 97-year-old woman who was away receiving care when the burglars struck at her home in The Mardens between Sunday and Monday, 25 and 26 February.

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Relatives had been making daily checks at the property and found a kitchen window had been smashed to enable entry.

Among the items stolen are a white coral necklace and gold cocktail watch.

Detective Constable Adam Tidy said:

“This has been a very upsetting experience for the elderly victim, and for her family who continue to care for her. The loss is not simply financial but has caused distress due to the sentimental family attatchment to so many of the items.

Also missing are a silver tea set and silver napkin rings.

“If you can help, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 636 of 26/02.

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

Police advice on preventing burglary is available online.

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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child



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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