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Man arrested in connection to Banstead armed robbery

16 May, 2018 17:31 News Witness Appeals

A man has been arrested following an armed robbery near Banstead train station earlier this week (16 May).

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and has since been released on bail, pending the outcome of further enquires.

We issued an appeal in relation to this and would like to thank the public for the information they’ve provided.

East Surrey CID Detective Inspector Jackie Elkins said: “We would still like to hear from you if you have information. The robbery happened shortly before 7.30am on Wednesday morning and involved two individuals, believed to be a man and woman, threatening a man on a wooded bridlepath that runs parallel to the station. After, the man and woman headed onto Nork Way and down to Nork Gardens.”

Perhaps you were on your way to work or beginning the school-run and may have seen two characters wearing all black with their hoods up.  

Please call 101 with the reference PR/45180050858 if you have information which could support our investigation. Alternatively, you can report suspicions anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Reigate and Banstead Neighbourhood Inspector Angie Austin said: “Following this offence, we have had officers out and about in the local area, providing reassurance to the public. I want to make clear that this type of crime is uncommon and would ask that anyone who may know something, to get in touch with us.”  

 

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