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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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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child

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Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
 
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
 
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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