Public encouraged not to stay away from Goffs Park after 2 ugly robberies

Posted by Brittaney Teemer on 08:27 AM, 29-Jul-14

FIVE children have been robbed of the mobile phones, an iPad and cash just two nike air max 2014 black.weeks after a teenager was punch nike air max 2012 for sale.d to the ground and repeatedly kicked in another robbery there. The newest victims - three girls and two lads within their early teenagers - were threatened and robbed by two men aged about 17 to 20. On that occasion two men knocked on their victim to the floor before his mobile, an iPhone 5c, was stolen where he was punched and kicked. Residents have r nike air max 90 all black.assured that they're working hard to locate those responsible for the robberies, which they are not linking. Inspector Rachel Carr said: "We are aware that people may be put off going to the park; nevertheless, we would encourage those using the park to use some simple crime prevention methods to protect their property and make themselves less of a goal. "For example, look after precious items that you have on your own person, keep them fastened in bags or pockets rather than being on display." Inspector Carr added that PCSO Steve West, supported by officers from the local neighbourhood policing team frequently patrols Goffs Park. Goffs Park is the borough's oldest park and is this season celebrating its 60th anniversary. Dawn Powell, a cofounder of the Friends of Goffs Park, believes that robberies such as these can occur everywhere. She said: "It is bad that these robberies took place in the park, but it is a public place. "It is not nice wherever it happens. And it's more worrying if it is children involved because they might be afraid to stick up for themselves." Mrs Powell, who has lived in Crawley urged people to not be put off visiting the park. Inspector Carr said: "It's a safe place to be. We had over 1,000 people in the park - that's lots of individuals. "More people use the park than ever before. "I do not believe the park has an issue. I'm extremely miserable for the people that have had the shock, but I don't believe the park is unsafe. Events such as this are uncommon." Both were wearing Nike trainers and tracksuit bottoms, with one wearing a black Superdry jacket marked with blue lettering. Nike Air Max LTDNike Air Max 90

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