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Masked men break into antiques shop in Farnham

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Masked men break into antiques shop in Farnham

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 4:13pm 7th April 2020. (Updated at 7:36am 8th April 2020)

A gang of masked men has broken into and raided an antiques shop in Farnham. 

Surrey Police were called at around 1am this morning (7 March) to the  Bourne Mill Antiques Centre on Guildford Road following reports men wearing balaclavas were loading items into a white 15 plate BMW.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote ref PR/45200036458.

Surrey Police says it is seeing business premises and retail units more at risk of being targeted for organised burglaries:

"As criminals take advantage of lockdown measures during such unprecedented times, we understand business owners will undoubtedly feel concerned as they are being forced to close their doors and leave premises unattended. 

"We are patrolling more frequently both day and night, reacting to intelligence and looking out for any suspicious activity in hotspot areas and industrial estates which we have identified as being particularly vulnerable or isolated.

"We are also asking the public to remain vigilant and keep a look out for businesses and shops which are currently closed."

Advice to business owners: 

  • If you can do so remotely, check that your security systems are in place and working correctly
  • Make sure that any service doors are locked and secured
  • Avoid storing large quantities of cash or high-value items in their premises whilst the business is closed

If you notice anything suspicious call 101.

If you see or are aware of a burglary in progress, dial 999 immediately.