Witnesses sought to violent burglary in Crawley Down
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Police are investigating a late night attack by burglars on a woman in her home in Crawley Down.
Between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday 28 September, the woman in her 70's disturbed three masked men who had just broken into the rear of her house in Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down.
One of the men had a crowbar and another had a kitchen knife. They threatened her while they searched the house, leaving with some pieces of personal jewellery and a small locked safe.
The men are all described as white, slim, about 5'5", in dark clothing and with dark face coverings
Detective Sergeant Mike Wyborn from Crawley CID said: "The victim was not physically harmed but was very shaken by the incident and specially trained officers are supporting her as our investigation continues.
"We are keen to hear from anyone who was in or around Hophurst Lane late that night, and who saw anything suspicious.
"We have had no similar reports in the area recently.
"If you can help, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1550 of 28/09."
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.