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Occupants driven at after confronting burglars on their driveway in Farnham

News   •   Mar 12, 2019 12:56 GMT

We are appealing for witnesses after three masked men stole a large quantity of cash after breaking into a property in Farnham on Saturday evening (9 March).

The occupants had returned home to the address in Parkside, Hale, around 6.20pm and disturbed the suspects in a car on their driveway as they were trying to make off. The suspects drove their vehicle into the occupants’ car before one of the suspects got out with a weapon, which he used to damage a side window of the victims’ car. The suspects then made off in a silver saloon car.

Officers are investigating whether this break-in is linked to another burglary at an address in Parkside on the same evening where two watches were stolen.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mike Taylor said: “Thankfully the occupants whose car was driven into were unharmed, although they are obviously extremely distressed as a result of what happened.

“A number of enquiries are already underway, including the possibility that this incident is linked to another break-in on the same night in the same area. We are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious, no matter how insignificant it might seem, or anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around that time, to get in touch with us straightaway. You could have the vital piece of information we need to identify the suspects and ensure they are brought to justice.”

If you can help, please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45190025138 or online at http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/