Police hunt for suspected armed robbers
Richard Cutcher • Published 7 Apr 2012 16:00
POLICE performed an unsuccessful raid in Old Windsor while hunting for a suspected armed robber on Monday morning.
Surrey Police entered Newtonside Orchard mobile home park, in Burfield Road, at 9.30am, but the man they wanted was not on the premises.
Police confirmed the search was in connection with an aggravated burglary at around 5am that morning in which thieves stole more than £1,700 cash and threatened a man with a knife at an address in North Street, in Egham.
The park, whose owner Fred Sines was unsuccessful when he submitted plans to change its use from recreation to traveller accommodation, has long been a bone of contention with its neighbours.
Julie Cracknell has lived in Burfield Road since 1969, and said: "I don't mind the site. It doesn't worry me. They are very nice people that live there and I have never had any problem with them.
"But I did object when they tried to make it a regular traveller's site."
Surrey Police are appealing for information on the two men who entered the premises via the back door.
The suspects forced the victim to open a safe before stealing cash boxes.
They are both described as white, between 25 and 40-years-old, of large build and between 5ft 4ins and 5ft 11ins.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or to remain anonymous call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 06 Apr 12