Police appeal after two burglaries in Copthorne

Detectives from East Surrey CID are appealing for information following two burglaries in Copthorne.

Wednesday, 9th October 2013, 5:24 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:33 am

At least three offenders, believed to be dressed in scarves and balaclavas, entered a property in the Domewood area at around noon on Monday (October 7).

Police said that, once inside the property the offenders shouted out to the occupant but quickly left the scene.

A second property had been also been entered nearby at around the same time.

Officers are trying to ascertain if anything was stolen during either break-in.

No occupants were threatened or injured.

Investigating officer Detectives Constable Tracey Brocklesby, said: “This was clearly a well-planned and organised offence which occurred during daylight hours therefore I believe someone, somewhere must have seen something which connects to the burglaries.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the days and weeks leading up to the offences, in particular I would like information on a dark coloured saloon car which was seen near both addresses around the time of the offences.

“A thorough investigation is being carried out by detectives into who is responsible for these burglaries and we are doing all we can to bring the offenders to justice.

“I want to reassure the public that crime in this area remains low but if you are a local resident and would like crime prevention advice please contact the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team who can provide this.

“If you have any information which you believe may connect please share this with us as a matter of urgency.”

Officers carried out a search for the vehicle and offenders but have not yet located either.

House-to-house enquiries were carried out and officers from the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team are providing reassurance and crime prevention visits in the area.

More information on how to protect your home can be found by visiting Surrey Police or if you would like a visit from your local crime reduction officer please contact your safer neighbourhood team on 101.