Did you witness a robbery in Godalming?
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We are appealing for witnesses following reports of two robberies which occurred an hour apart in Godalming, on Thursday (22 April).
The first, an attempted robbery near Godalming train station shortly after 4pm, involved three school boys aged 15 and 14 who were approached by the suspects. One of them made threats to harm the victims while one of the other suspects, who was wearing a balaclava, showed a knife to the group. The suspects made off after looking through the bags and not taking anything.
The second robbery, occurred around 5pm at the Burys Skate Park where a 15-year-old-boy with his friends was approached and robbed of his bank card. It is believed at least two of the same suspects were involved in the robbery. The two suspects forced the victim to buy them drinks before making threats to harm him. The suspects made off shortly before the police arrived.
Two boys, aged 15 years and both from Godalming, were located nearby shortly afterwards and were arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. They were interviewed and have been released under investigation.
The suspect believed to be wearing the balaclava remains outstanding.
Investigating Officer PC Mihai Kerekes said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have any more information or could have witnessed anything suspicious in the area to come forward. Please also let us know if you were driving past and have any dashcam footage.”
If you were leaving the train station at the time of the first robbery, or if you were driving past the skate park at the time of the second robbery and you have any dash cam or helmet cam footage, or any other information which could help, please contact us quoting incident/crime reference number PR/45210041381 or PR/45210041462 via:
• Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
• Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
• Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.