Woman robbed at knifepoint in Shere
By mattcollison | Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 20:56
A WOMAN was robbed at knifepoint in Shere on Saturday evening (February 9).
The woman and her husband were walking along Upper Street around 7-20pm when a vehicle pulled up alongside them. A man got out of the vehicle and threatened the couple with a knife before making off with the woman's handbag, containing cash, cards and a mobile phone.
The woman's husband hit the offender over the head with a torch but he managed to run off towards Middle Street.
An area search was made by local officers and the dog unit but there was no trace of the offender.
He is described as a white man, in his 20s, around 5ft 8 tall, of medium build, with short dark hair. He was clean shaven and wearing dark clothes and trainers.
Temporary Guildford Neighbourhood Commander Inspector Amy Buffoni said: "Extensive enquiries are being carried out to identify the man responsible, including checking with all the local hospitals to find out if they have admitted a man with a head injury over the weekend. We are speaking to local residents and have stepped up patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community. Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with us straightaway."
If you can help, please contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting crime reference number GD/13/1131 or if you prefer not to leave your name, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.