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Surbiton funeral directors robbed at knifepoint

Violent thieves robbed a funeral directors in Surbiton last week after they threatened staff at knife point.

On Wednesday, August 31, three suspects broke into a flat above Frederick W. Paine, in Ewell Road, at around 10.15pm.

Forcing their way in they tied up two employees with cable ties and while brandishing a knife demanded keys and access to the company safe.

They stole $4,000 in cash, an expensive Invicta gentleman's watch and a number of credit cards.

The men fled the building at around 10.20pm and it is believed they were travelling in a white transit style van.

Fifteen minutes later one of the stolen cards was used at a One Stop convenience store in the High Street, Ripley, Surrey.

The suspects are all described as white men with local accents. The man who tried to use the stolen card is described as white, proportionate build, wearing dark trousers, a dark hooded top with a bright green t-shirt underneath.

Anyone with information about this incident or who believes they heard or saw something suspicious in the area at this time should contact DC Graham Thurlow at Kingston CID on 020 8721 5892 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

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