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Store robbed at knifepoint in Ifield Green, Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses to a knife point robbery in Crawley.

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A man entered Ifield Green Stores in Ifield Green, Crawley around 6pm on Thursday (May 31) and threatened a shop worker.

The worker handed over a small quantity of cash, cigarettes and alcohol and the suspect fled.

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

The suspect was described around 5’ 6”, wearing a dark hooded top with a zip-up jacket over the top, grey jeans, black gloves and his face covered.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting 1181 of 30/05.

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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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