Witness appeal following Addlestone burglaries

Surrey Police is appealing for information following one burglary and an attempted burglary in New Haw, Addlestone.

The first incident occurred between 11am and 8pm on Friday, 31 October at an address in Selbourne Close.

It is believed the offenders gained access to the property by smashing a window to the rear of the property.

The offenders made an untidy search of the house and some jewellery and a quantity of cash was taken.

The second incident occurred between 7.55am and 8.40pm at an address in Selbourne Avenue.

It is believed the offenders gained access to the property by smashing a window in the back door.

The offenders made an untidy search of the property. At this stage of the investigation it is not believed that any items were taken.

Officers believe that the two incidents may be linked.

Officers would like to speak to two men who were seen in the vicinity at the time of the offences. The first man is described as being white, with a medium build and having short, dark, hair. It is believed that he was wearing a dark coloured, puffer-style jacket and dark trousers.

The second man is described as being white, having a slimmer build than the other man, with short hair or a shaved head. It is believed that he was wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers and carrying a light coloured rucksack-type of bag on his back.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Jamie Spooner from North Surrey CID, said: “Officers believe that a number of pedestrians and dog-walkers were in the area throughout the day and later on numerous Halloween trick or treaters – we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the neighbourhood to contact police. I urge anyone with any information to call 101.

“Similarly, we would like to hear from the two men described as they may be able to help with our enquiries.

“Any information could prove vital to the investigation and assist us in returning the items, some of which are of great sentimental value, to their rightful owners.”

Detective Constable Spooner continues: “Understandably news of these burglaries will cause concern for local residents but there are simple measures you can take in an attempt to prevent burglaries occurring.

“Most offences are opportunistic which is why it is essential to ensure that your property is secure. Advice and guildance on keeping your property safe can be found on the Surrey Police website.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 4514009223 or by using the online reporting system found at http://www.surrey.police.uk/.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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