Gold and passports stolen in raid on Woking home
By mattcollison | Friday, January 25, 2013, 13:12
TWO men have been arrested after a gang raided a Woking home and stole gold and passports.
Raiders targeted a house in the Westfield Road area in broad daylight.
Four intruders burst into a house in Westfield Road and attacked two women while the property was searched.
One of the victims was grabbed by the neck and forced to the ground in the raid between 2.30pm and 2.45pm on Wednesday.
The men made off out of the property after one of the victims managed to make her escape.
Two men, a 19-year-old and a 23-year-old are currently on bail pending further enquiries in connection to the raid. They are due to report back on February 27.
Detective Constable Yahya Aslam investigating said: "This was a truly terrifying experience for the victims who were relaxing in their home when this gang barged in. It is pure luck that neither woman was not hurt but it has left them feeling extremely shaken and vulnerable."
Police said a 55-year-old occupant opened the door and was grabbed by the wrist before the intruders demanded passports.
The resident was being pushed around by the suspects when a further occupant, a 34-year-old woman, came into the hallway and a scuffle ensued in which one of the victims was grabbed around the neck and forced to the ground.
The suspects are described as white men who were all wearing woolly hats with ear flaps. The first man is described as being in his mid forties, 5ft 9" to 5ft 10" tall, of stocky build with a clean shaven face. He was wearing a black puffa style jacket and dark jeans with a hat which had a white or cream pattern and braids hanging from the ear flaps.
The other three suspects are described as being between 15 and 20-years-old and of slim build. One suspect wore light blue jeans.
Det const Aslam said: "The burglary happened in a quiet residential area during the afternoon when it was still light and I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the Westfield Road vicinity and may have seen anyone acting suspiciously. Please contact officers at Surrey Police if you have any snippet of information which could help with this enquiry."
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference WK/13/429. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111.