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Two men charged with interfering with cars in Gossops Green, Crawley

Two men have been charged with vehicle interference following a quick-thinking call from a member of the public to police.

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Police received a call at 1.48am on Saturday (April 13) regarding two men acting suspiciously around vehicles in Medway Road, Crawley.

Officers swiftly attended the area and whilst conducting a search, arrested two men.

Jake Sheldrake, 31, and Marcus Wells, 46, both of no fixed address were both charged with vehicle interference.

Both will appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on May 15.

Police would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and remember not to leave anything valuable in your car, park in a well-lit area and ensure all windows and doors are locked.

To report similar matters please report online or call 101.

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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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