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Shop robbed in Ifield Parade

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a large sum of money from a Crawley store.

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A man entered McColls in Ifield Parade, Crawley, around 6.15am on Saturday (May 25) and verbally threatened the staff with violence.

Staff handed over a quantity of money and the suspect fled from the premises. The suspect was white, around 6′ 4″, with a Northern accent and wearing a blue hooded top and a chequered scarf across his face.

Officers attended the scene and conducted an area search but the suspect was not found.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or saw a man matching the description is asked to report information online or by calling 101 quoting 275 of 25/05.

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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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