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Woking house ransacked over New Year - can you help?

News   •   Jan 08, 2019 15:09 GMT

We are appealing for witnesses after a house in Woking was ransacked while the occupants were away over New Year, resulting in the theft of a large amount of electrical equipment and jewellery, as well as a recently purchased car.

Thieves broke into the house in St John’s Rise sometime between 11pm on 31 December 2018 and 1am the following day (1 January).

They forced their way in after smashing a kitchen door before searching the entire house and making off with two laptops, a camcorder, a digital camera, a computer and a woman’s Swarovski bracelet. They also stole sets of keys to two cars parked outside the house, making off with a Volkswagen Touran parked on the driveway which had only been purchased two weeks before. The other car was not stolen during the burglary.

The suspect is described as male, with a prominent nose and wearing a beanie hat and a light-coloured hooded jumper.

Investigating officer PC Ben Wilson said: “The occupants came back from being away over New Year to find their house had been searched from top to bottom and a large amount of electrical items, as well as their recently purchased family car, had been stolen. Burglary is a horrific crime which has a massive impact on its victims.

“We are doing everything we can to identify the offenders and ensure they are brought to justice but are appealing to anyone with any information to come forward and as soon as possible.”

If you can help, please contact us on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45190000429. Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.