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Appeal for witnesses following robbery and assault in Ashford

Surrey Police is continuing to investigate a robbery and two assaults, which are believed to be linked, in Ashford earlier this month.

The robbery took place in Chesterfield Road at the junction with Fordbridge Road around 5.15am on 12 March 2017. The male victim was standing in Chesterfield Road near to the Junction of Fordbridge Road when four other people arrived, two men and two women. One of the males had threatened the victim with a knife before taking his belongings and making off from the location.

The first female suspect is described as Asian, of a slim build with dark brown or black hair and wearing a black coat with tracksuit bottoms. The second female suspect is described as white, but there are no other details. The first male suspect is described as black, around 6ft tall, of a muscular build and bald. He was wearing black jeans and a fitted top. The second male suspect was also described as black and wearing a hat and coat.

Officers are also investigating an assault which took place on the same morning further along the same road directly outside of the Ashford Manor Golf Club. During the incident, which took place around 8am, a woman was punched in the face while a man was threatened and chased with a knife towards the Shell petrol garage near to the roundabout on Fordbridge Road.

PC Richard Sadler, who is investigating the incident, said: “We believe that these incidents are linked. Although we have spoken to a number of witnesses, we are keen to talk to anyone else who may have seen either offence or who has information which could assist our enquiries. We have released a photograph of a car that was seen at the time of the robbery, and is believed to be the one that was used by the suspects, in the hope that this will jog people’s memories and help us piece together what happened that morning. I am keen to speak with anybody who may be able to identify the car pictured in the photograph as this may assist our enquires in locating any offenders and urge anybody to come forward with information. ”

If you can help, please call Surrey Police on 101 quoting crime reference 45170025357 or by reporting online at report.police.uk

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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