Surrey

CCTV of men sought over antiques robbery in Dorking

Image of man at Dorking antiques shop
Image caption The robbery happened on 13 June at the shop in West Street

An image of a man loading a table into the back of a white van has been released by police investigating a burglary at an antiques shop in Surrey.

Two men broke into Antique Elegance, in West Street, Dorking, on 13 June.

They first tried to gain entry to the flat above using a pickaxe and spade, and when that failed they smashed the front window of the shop.

Valuable oil paintings and pieces of furniture were among items stolen in the raid at about 1940 BST.

The vehicle used by the robbers was described as a Mercedes Sprinter van with a distinctive nearside sliding door which was dark coloured and had some sign writing on the nearside rear panel. It had false number plates.

Scruffy hair

The van was dirty and scruffy, police said.

Both suspects were white men, aged in their mid to late-50s.

The first was 6ft to 6ft 3in tall, of slim build, with short, scruffy, light grey hair, and a full short-length grey beard.

He was wearing a navy blue jacket with a red strip on the collar, light or green-coloured trousers, and a black baseball cap with distinctive piping round the edge. He spoke with a southern accent.

The second man was between 5ft 7in and 5ft 10in tall, of medium build and with scruffy white hair.

He was wearing neutral-coloured clothes along with a cloth cap and tan-coloured gloves.

Any witnesses to the robbery, and anyone who saw the van being driven off in the direction of the High Street, and then along Dene Street, is asked to contact police.

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