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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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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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