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Early Hours House Break In – Occupants Threatened With Weapons

Published on: 5 May, 2012
Updated on: 5 May, 2012
Three armed men broke into a property in Chestnut Road, off Recreation Road, Guildford, between 3.45am and 4am this morning (May 5). They threatened the four occupants, three men and one woman, with a knife and what is believed to an imitation firearm.
They then proceeded to tie them up taking an iPhone, X-Box and cash, made up of sterling and euros. None of the occupants were injured during the incident.
Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Anna Leahy, of Guildford CID, said: “This was an extremely frightening ordeal for the victims. Surrey Police simply will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and we will do all we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“At this stage in the investigation we do not believe this was a random attack and that the offenders had targeted this property in the belief one of the occupants was someone known to them.”
In an appeal for witnesses DS Leahy continued: “Although the burglary took place in the early hours of the morning I am confident there would have been people still out and about in Guildford who may have seen or heard something suspicious, if this was you please contact us with details no matter now insignificant you may feel it is.”
Officers were quickly on the scene and specialists units including a dog unit, roads policing units and forensics have assisted with the investigation. House-to-house enquiries have been carried out and anyone who has concerns surrounding the incident is urged to contact the Guildford Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.
Two of the suspects are described as black men, wearing black trousers, black hooded tops with the hood up and blue scarves covering their faces.
The other man is described as white, wearing black trousers and a black hooded top and a black scarf covering his face. All three men spoke with London accents.
A small beige coloured car was parked in Recreation Road around the time of the incident and officers are keen to establish whether this was linked to the burglary or not.
Anyone who has any information on this incident or the events surrounding it is urged to contact Surrey Police as a matter of urgency on 101 quoting reference GD/12/4041 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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