Witnesses and dash cam footage sought following robbery and GBH in Cranleigh
We’re appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a black 4x4 was stolen from a property in Cranleigh last night (12 June).
We were called to a property in Fern Mead in Cranleigh shortly before 6pm after a report of a robbery. A 2011 model black BMW X5 had been advertised for sale online.
After viewing the car, two men are believed to have made off in the BMW hitting the victim. This has left the victim with a fractured leg, bruising and swelling.
The two men we’d like to trace are described as:
Male 1: An Asian man in his early twenties, of a slim build, around 5ft 10 inches tall with brown slicked-over hair. He is believed to have been wearing brown chino-style trousers and a blue jacket.
Male 2: An Asian man in his mid to late twenties, around 5ft 6 inches tall with brown hair and of a larger build. He’s thought have been wearing glasses.
Appealing for information, Investigating Officer Detective Constable Lawrence Burden from Surrey Police CID said:
“If you were driving in the area, particularly around the Ewhurst Road or High Street area of Cranleigh shortly after 6pm last night, we urge you to check dashcam footage. Similarly, if you live in the Fern Mead area and have CCTV cameras, please review any recordings you may have.
“If you are thinking of privately selling a vehicle, please keep the keys and documents secure and always accompany prospective buyers on test drives.”
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting PR/45180061794. Alternatively, a report can be submitted online via the Surrey Police website: https://surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/
Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you are selling a vehicle, The AA and AutoTrader have published helpful tips and advice on selling used cars safely.
- Always accompany a potential buyer on a test drive
- Keep hold of documents and the keys until the full payment has cleared
- Always ensure you can see or keep hold of the keys
- Never allow a buyer to test drive the vehicle alone
Visit their websites to find out more: