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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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Manhunt after attempted robbery at knifepoint at Ifield newsagents in Crawley

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A man who attempted to rob a newsagents in Ifield is being hunted by police.

The alarm was raised at 7.17am on Tuesday (September 3) when the man went in McColl’s in Ifield Parade, threatened staff with a knife and demanded money.

However, he was driven from the shop empty-handed.

He is described as black or west Asian, in his mid-30s, 5′ 10″, of slim or skinny build and was wearing a face covering, grey hooded top, black gloves, black trousers and black shoes or trainers.

Police have taped up the entrance around the shop and two officers are standing guard at the scene.

A visibly shaken staff member could be seen talking to shoppers as concern grows over the number of incidents taking place at other shops across the town.

Police confirmed there have been no physical injuries but would could not confirm if any suspect/s had been taken into custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw someone of that description in the area at the time is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 263 of 03/09

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