Police Appeal After Firearms Stolen In Surrey Burglary

11th February 2015

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after thousands of pounds worth of firearms were taken following a burglary at a house in Banstead on Sunday (8 February).

Officers are extremely keen to trace the whereabouts of these weapons, which were stolen from a property in Brighton Road sometime between 9.30am and 9.50pm.

Thieves forced open a front window and stole the firearms, including a selection of rifles and shot guns, and thousands of pounds of jewellery from the address.

Detective Constable Simon Evans, who is investigating the incident, said: "We are extremely keen to trace the whereabouts of these firearms as these weapons could be dangerous if they fall into the wrong hands.

"We are carrying out a number of enquiries to track these weapons down as well as identify the offenders to ensure they are brought to justice. We are appealing for witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident to come forward as a matter of urgency. The offenders have also escaped with a large quantity of expensive jewellery which was of high sentimental value and not easily replaceable."

Officers believe the same offenders were responsible for a number of other incidents, including the theft of a white Mercedes from the driveway of a house in Shawley Crescent in Epsom around 6pm on 8 February. The car was taken after thieves broke into the house and stole the car keys from a safe.

The same offenders are also being linked to two incidents of criminal damage the day before, including a number of windows being smashed at a house in Beech Drive in Kingswood and the rear windscreen of a blue Mercedes being smashed at an address in Green Lane, Redhill.

If you can help, please contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 45150010775 or, if you prefer not to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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