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Armed Robbery in Farncombe, Police Seek Witnesses

Published on: 19 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 21 Jan, 2022

Farncombe Co-op, St John’s Street Farncombe

An armed robbery is reported to have taken place at the Co-op in Farncombe on Friday, January 7. Police were called to the shop around 9am.

The victim, who worked for a security company was transporting a box containing cash into the store when they were approached by a man carrying a firearm. The victim dropped the box and the suspect picked it up and ran off leaving the security guard unharmed but shaken.

Officers have since discovered the stolen box, which was found a short distance away on Unstead Lane by the junction with Foxburrow Hill in Bramley.

Map showing location of stolen box found following Farncombe Co-op robbery. Google Maps

A police spokesperson said: “We are appealing to the public for help with an ongoing aggravated robbery investigation in Farncombe.

“An investigation is underway to identify the individual involved. The suspect was wearing a grey tracksuit, and is believed to be a white man.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have been in that area around that time and could have witnessed the disposal of that box to contact us. We are appealing to anyone in that area that may have witnessed a vehicle that seemed unusual to contact us, no matter how small the detail. We are also appealing to anyone driving in this area that may have dashcam footage that they would be willing to share with us, to contact us.”

Investigating officer, DC Hastings said “Enquiries remain ongoing in this investigation and we are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious on Friday, 7 January near Unstead Lane to contact us.

“This is quite a remote area which is mostly used by dog walkers so we’re hoping that anyone who may have witnessed the disposal of this box would be able to remember and then contact us to assist with our enquiries.

“As well as this, anyone with any further information which could help, we urge you to contact us as a matter of urgency”.

The police spokesperson added: “If you have any information which could help, please contact us quoting crime reference number PR/45220002152 via:

“If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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