Surrey

Epsom archery club burglars steal 460 arrows

Burglars have broken into an archery club in Surrey and stolen 460 arrows.

Surrey Police said the aluminium arrows were "unusual" items to steal but were possibly only taken for their scrap metal value.

Sgt Shane Craven said there was nothing to suggest it was a targeted raid and officers did not believe there was a risk to the community.

Thieves cut through fences and padlocks to break into the secure site in Epsom between Monday and Wednesday.

Three containers of arrows were taken from the club in Reigate Road, but no bows were stolen.

'Very unusual'

The arrows, worth about £3,000, were contained in plastic tubes which were stored in secure wooden racks.

Sgt Craven said: "There is nothing to indicate this was a targeted burglary and it's likely the offender didn't realise what was stored inside the building."

He added: "Arrows are very unusual items to steal, especially this quantity, therefore I would ask anyone who may be offered them for sale, perhaps specialist archery shops, to contact Surrey Police as they may have originated from this burglary.

"We do not believe there is a risk to the community and it is likely the arrows will be sold for their scrap metal value."

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