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Woman in her 90s left cut and bruised after being robbed in Crawley town centre

Police have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the robbery of an elderly woman.

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The victim, a woman in her 90s, was pushed over by two men in an alleyway between Kilnmead and The Boulevard, Crawley around 11.45am on Tuesday, December 11 and her purse was stolen.

One of the suspects is described as white, 5’ 9”, in his late 20s or early 30s, with dark wavy hair and was wearing a dark coloured long smart jacket with the collar up.

The second suspect was white, with brown hair and wearing a blue puffa jacket.

Detective Constable Simon Goulding said:

“The victim suffered cuts and bruising to her hands as a result of the fall and has been left, understandably, upset by what occurred.

“The picture we have released is of a man we would like to speak to as we believe he used one of the cards stolen from the victim’s purse in West Street, Horsham.

“Do you recognise him or did you see someone of a similar description in either Crawley or Horsham on the day in question?”

You can report information online or by calling 101 quoting reference 1176 of 12/12. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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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