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Elstead man charged with burglary and police investigate another in the village

06 Jan, 2017 14:52 News Witness Appeals

A homeowner in Elstead didn’t have the best start to the New Year when they came home to discover they’d been burgled.

The incident happened sometime between 9.45am and 7.30pm on Thursday 5 January at a property in Hookley Lane, Elstead.

Having gained access to the house the intruder(s) searched the property before making off with a bottle of champagne, two computers and several items of jewellery.

Sergeant Paul Edwards said: “We often see a rise in burglaries after Christmas with thieves targeting desirable presents and electronic devices. I would urge residents in Elstead and across the borough to take a few minutes to think about your home security to make sure you don’t become a victim of crime. Information on protecting your home and belongings can be found on the Surrey Police website https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

“With regards to the Elstead burglary we’d like to hear from anyone who saw anything out of the ordinary in Hookley Lane on Thursday. Did you see someone acting suspiciously in the area or was there a vehicle that looked out of place?”

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45170001561. You can also use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Waverley Area Policing Team is determined to tackle the spate of burglaries across the borough over recent weeks and today 18-year-old, Abraham Segar from Elstead has been charged with a burglary in Hazelwood, Elstead on 7 December 2016 where a watch and jewellery were stolen. He has also been charged with entering Elstead Mill on 2 December 2016 and causing damage to a room. Segar will be appearing at Guildford Magistrates on 7 February 2017.

 

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