Surrey

Woman robbed at knifepoint outside Surrey store

A woman was robbed at knifepoint by three men as she sat in her vehicle in a Surrey car park, police said.

Officers said the 42-year-old had a large number of cigarettes she had just bought stolen by the men outside Bookers cash and carry in Sunbury.

The victim, who is from Kingston, west London, also had her handbag containing cash and credit cards taken during the raid on Friday.

Surrey Police said it was a "cynical" robbery and appealed for witnesses.

'Cowardly act'

Det Con Chris Ewan said: "Fortunately the victim was not hurt in any way during the incident but this was a very frightening experience for her.

"The suspects cynically targeted a woman who had just bought items from a shop and was on her own by threatening her and stealing the cigarettes she had purchased.

"This was a cowardly act committed in broad daylight in a busy area so I feel certain that someone must have seen or heard this incident taking place.

"We are carrying out a thorough and extensive investigation into this offence and I would like to reassure Sunbury residents that everything possible is being done to bring the offenders to justice."

The man who threatened the woman with the knife is described as being a white, between 30 and 35 years old, slim to medium build and about 5ft 3ins tall with blond spiky hair.

The two other men were also said to be white.

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