Witness appeal following series of burglaries in Woking
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We’re appealing for witnesses after high value power tools were taken from a shed in Woking, in what's thought to be part of a series of similar burglaries in the same area.
The burglary occurred on Saunders Lane at around 2.45am on 12 August. The victim saw four or five masked men in his garden, and when he confronted them, they threatened him with weapons.
They left the scene in a tipper-style van having taken multiple blowers, hedge and multi-tool units from the victim's shed. They were described as having Irish accents.
A 48-year-old man from Worthing and a 43-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested in connection with the burglary. They have been released under investigation.
Two other properties on Saunders Lane also had high value gardening equipment stolen from sheds at around the same time.
Detective Constable Claire Little said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area either on the night of or in the days leading up to the burglaries.
“We believe the stolen power tools will be sold on, so we would also like to speak to anyone who has been offered high value second-hand gardening or power tools which they feel may relate to these burglaries.
“It is possible that the same offenders will have carried out similar burglaries nearby. Please remember to keep outbuildings and sheds securely locked and review any security measures which could help in preventing burglars from gaining access to your property.”
If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us quoting reference PR/45220086179 via: