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Did You Witness Street Robberies In Stoughton?

Published on: 23 Feb, 2014
Updated on: 23 Feb, 2014

Detectives in Guildford are appealing for the public’s help following two robberies, an attempted robbery and a burglary in the Stoughton area on Thursday night, February 20.

Feature Surrey police badge 3Officers were called to reports of the offences between 8.15pm and 1am.

The first incident took place in Worplesdon Road between 8.15pm and 8.25pm when a man walking home was approached by two men who threatened him and forced him to hand over a small amount of cash.

At around 12.55am, the police received a report that a second robbery had taken place on the footbridge over the A3 close to the Wooden Bridge pub when a man had money taken from him after he was threatened by a man and a young woman.

Shortly after, another man was stopped nearby in Aldershot Road and demands were made for cash although none was handed over. A man and young woman are then alleged to have entered a property on Aldershot Road.

Officers attended the scene and a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery and burglary.

Detective Sergeant Tim Hadfield from Guildford CID said: “We are establishing the sequence of events that took place last night and do believe there is a link between them.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Stoughton on Thursday night and saw any suspicious activity to come forward. I would like to reassure the local community that we have arrested two people in connection with these offences and officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140013055 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Responses to Did You Witness Street Robberies In Stoughton?

  1. Raineee Wornham Reply

    February 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    How can the police in Stoughton be expected to prevent this sort of crime when Stoughton has gone from a full team of four down to one PCSO and one police officer?

    Stoughton always seems to suffer the cuts first.

    The lack of police on the beat in the area since the changes has now proved that crime is going up. How do the chiefs of police expect a PCSO to do it on his own?

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