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Van Driver Threatened with a Hammer in Tool Robbery

Published on: 18 Dec, 2023
Updated on: 20 Dec, 2023

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after tools were stolen during a robbery of a van driver near West Horsley on December 11.

The victim’s van was blocked in by two other vans before the suspects threatened the victim with a hammer and stole tools. The incident happened between 10:50am and 11:10am on Ripley Lane.

The suspects included five white men, three of whom were in a white Ford Transit van, with one man described as wearing a cap and the other two with their hoods up. They all fled in the direction of Ockham and the A3.

A police spokesperson said: “Tool thefts ruin the livelihoods of tradespeople, and we are encouraging anyone who may have witnessed something suspicious in the area to report it to Surrey Police.

“If you have any information, please contact us quoting PR/45230140523 via:

“If you do not wish to speak to police, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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