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Do you recognise the men from these CCTV images? We need to identify them in connection with a robbery in Byfleet.

07 Aug, 2018 09:34 News Witness Appeals

We are appealing for your help following an armed robbery at the Co-Op in Byfleet.

At around 11pm on Friday, 27 July we received reports of a robbery at the Co-Op shop on Oyster Lane, Byfleet. 

We acknowledge that the CCTV images are of poor quality - do you recognise these men from their clothing?

Two men entered the shop, one armed with a knife, and forced one member of staff and a member of the public into the back of the store. 

The men left the store with cash through the main exit that leads onto Oyster Lane and were chased by a member of the public to a car parked in the High Road Car Park, the same car drove off down High Road towards the junction with Rectory Lane.

The vehicle which the men ran to is described as a small silver coloured five door hatchback.

Both men were seen to climb into the back of the car, which was driven by a white male.

Detective Constable Richard Pegden, who is investigating this incident, said:

“This incident occurred at a busy time, in the heart of Byfleet village. A number of witnesses recall seeing the two men waiting on the green opposite the store, yet they still had the audacity to carry out this cowardly act. 

“The pair were only in the store for 90 seconds and managed to escape with more than £2500 in cash. I must praise the courage of the staff and the member of the public, who went through this ordeal. 

“We will do all we can to bring these men to justice. I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened who has not already done so, to come forward. 

“Similarly, if you were driving in the area of High Road and recall any vehicles driving erratically, then please do get in touch. We also want to hear from local stores or offices that have CCTV cameras.

“I would like to remind shop staff to always put their personal safety first if they are ever involved in such an incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number PR/45180080469. 

Alternatively you can report anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

More information about keeping your business safe can be found by visiting https://surrey.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-business/premises-security/

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