Surrey

Foreign currency and cash stolen in New Haw robbery

More than £21,000 in cash and foreign currency has been stolen in a robbery from a business in Surrey.

The money was stolen from a safe at the Cheque Centre in Woodham Lane, New Haw, at about 08:45 GMT on Wednesday by a man who targeted an employee.

The 27-year-old woman was made to open an internal door leading to the back of the store and open the safe.

The suspect, who had approached her from behind and told her not to turn around, filled a backpack with money.

Australian dollars

He then fled the scene through a fire exit and ran down Scotland Bridge Road.

He was described as being aged in his 20s, about 6ft tall, with a deep voice and a southern accent.

He was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a grey hat, black and silver running trainers and was carrying a dark-coloured backpack.

Police said the victim was threatened but not injured. No weapon was used during the robbery.

The foreign currency stolen included Australian dollars, Euros, Rand and Lira.

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