Surrey robbery sparks police search

Bookham jeweller sees “substantial amount of jewellery” stolen

Surrey police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a jewellery store in Bookham on Tuesday afternoon.

The robbery, which took place at approximately 3.50pm, saw two men armed with large sledgehammers smash the front window of the store, fleeing with a "substantial amount of jewellery." The suspects are described as two white men wearing balaclavas, black hooded tops and gloves.

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After the smash-and-grab style robbery, the two men ran into an alleyway leading to a car park at the rear of the jewellery store, where they got into a waiting car, possibly a grey or silver Renault Espace.

Detective Constable Tracy Maclean said: “I want to reassure Bookham residents and the wider Mole Valley community that we are doing all we can to find these men but your help could prove vital. These men would have attracted a lot of attention as they attempted to smash the window and I am keen to speak to anyone else who witnessed this offence but has not yet come forward."

Mole Valley Neighbourhood Inspector Terri Poulton said: “Bookham is a very close-knit community and I know this incident was witnessed by a number of locals and must have been very frightening for all involved. We are not used to this kind of crime happening in our community and this is why it is vital we identify these men and bring them to justice."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222 quoting reference MV/11/353 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.




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