Banstead Robbery update - Do you recognise the people or bikes in these photos?
Surrey Police is keen to identify the people or bikes in these photos following an armed robbery, which took place at a High Street jewellery shop in Banstead town centre, at around 2.15pm on Friday, 16 June.
A group of offenders smashed their way into the shop through the front door of the premises using axes and hammers believed to have been stolen from a local homeware store in Sutton. A number of glass cabinets were smashed and a quantity of watches and jewellery were taken.
The suspects are all believed to have been wearing dark clothing and helmets. The helmets are believed to be Boxer brand, with the front folding up. One of the perpetrators was seen to be carrying a bladed weapon. A machete was recovered nearby by police. No injuries have been reported.
Just after the incident, a number of mopeds were seen to leave the vicinity in different directions. It is believed they then headed towards Sutton. One moped, which is believed to be connected to the incident, was abandoned at the scene after members of the public intervened.
Detective Richard Stoneham, who is leading the investigation, said, “We are urging anyone who may have seen the mopeds, or recognise the riders, to please call 101 and quote P17148422 as a matter of urgency. We would especially like to speak to anyone who may have footage or imagery that can assist our investigation and help us to identify the individuals responsible."
“This was a very frightening ordeal for the staff of the shop, and we would like to reassure the local community that we following a number of enquiries and doing everything we can to trace the people involved in this incident.”