Police looking for mystery woman who saw robbery victims '˜being watched'

Police are looking for a mystery woman who warned victims of a Crawley robbery they were in danger just before they were attacked.

A delivery man was hit over the head by thieves who stole cash from his lorry in the town centre.

The robbery happened at 3.50pm yesterday (Wednesday January 22) after the men had made a delivery to a shop in The Boulevard.

Just before the attack, the woman, described as white, aged about 35 and wearing an ash coloured coat, was outside a store called Sussex Food and Wine and spoke to one of the delivery drivers, warning him that he was ‘being watched’.

Detective Sergeant Glenn Willcocks said; “The town centre was very busy at the time and we hope people, especially this woman, will have seen what happened and have valuable information.”

Jayesh Limbachia, owner of the shop that received the delivery, said: “It was surprising, we are in the main town and this just happens.

“We got a lot of deliveries and they might stop delivering to us if it’s dangerous.”

The 22-year-old victim, from London, said he was climbing the steps into the passenger side of the lorry when he was attacked.

He added: “I think it was a bottle because of the wound on my head.

“They pulled my jacket and threw me out on to the road. After they took the money they ran away.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101.