Police link Cranleigh car theft to ram-raid at Co-op

A Hove speed camera took a battering when a motorist crashed his car into it
A Hove speed camera took a battering when a motorist crashed his car into it

Police say they have linked a car that was stolen in Cranleigh to a series of burglaries.

Surrey Police have appealed for information after the silver Subaru Legacy estate was stolen in Kings Road overnight on Saturday (May 9).

Detectives suspect it was involved in a burglary and two more attempted burglaries and in the early hours of Monday morning.

A police spokesman said: “The first incident took place when offenders made attempts to gain access to Eashing service station, Godalming at around 3.20am.

“The second incident involved another attempted burglary at Sainsbury’s, Godalming at approximately 3.30am.

“At around 4.30am the same group are thought to have to ram-raided the Co-op, High Street, Cranleigh before stealing a quantity of cigarettes and scratch cards.”

The car had distinctive foam pipe lagging on its roof bars at the time it was taken. Officers believe it was involved in the theft of petrol from the Esso service station in Milford at around 4.50am on Sunday.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Jim Hilton added: “We are keen to gain all the information relating to the movements of this car from the early hours of Sunday May 10 until Monday May 11.

“It is believed the car has been involved in a number of incidents that have caused significant damage to the premises which would have also made a considerable amount of noise at a quiet time of night.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or have any information relating to the car and sightings of it in the time surrounding these events or have been offered or approached to buy cigarettes at a discounted price.

“If you live in, or were visiting the area around this time and heard or saw anything suspicious, please do get in touch with us as officers are keen to piece together information surrounding these burglaries and bring the offenders to justice.”

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