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Two incidents at Crawley convenience store - three arrested

News   •   Jun 21, 2019 12:08 BST

Police are seeking witnesses after night time intruders entered a Crawley convenience store.

At 11.15pm on Saturday 8 June two men, wearing gloves, caps and face coverings smashed the front door of Tesco Express, in Dobbins Place, Hyde Drive, Crawley. however after a few minutes they left empty handed and drove off the a vehicle, believed to be a Jeep or similar.

However just moments later two males entered the store and stole bottles of alcohol.

Police had been alerted and swiftly attended, and in relation to that second incident, two men aged 17 and 18, and a boy aged 15, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and after being interviewed have been released under investigation.

Detective Constable Gillian Sadler said; "The store is in a residential area so we hope that local people will come forward with information about any related suspicious activity they recall from that night.

"If you can help please contact us online or call us on 101, quoting serial 1446 of 08/06."

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Ref: SXP 54884/2019
Author: Tim Mahony

Newsdesk Guidance; No connection has been established between the two incidents and officers are currently considering it likely that the second one was an opportunistic reaction to the initial break-in.