Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in which four men wearing balaclavas broke into a house in Caterham on Tuesday, October 30
The incident took place at an address in a small road off Buxton Lane at around 7pm
The four men wearing balaclavas smashed the rear door of the property in order to gain entry while the victim was home alone.
The victim was threatened with screwdrivers as the men demanded to know where the safe was. She was then forced upstairs while the offenders carried out an untidy search of the house before leaving.
Detective Constable Elliott Abdo, who is investigating the incident, said: “The target was a large detached house situated within a small road and we suspect that the offenders would have had a vehicle waiting for them on the main road.
” We are asking the public whether anyone may have seen a group of males running onto Buxton Lane at around 7.12pm. They may also have seen a group of men getting into some kind of vehicle and they may be able to help us identify this.
“This was a particularly nasty offence and the victim has been left extremely shaken by what has happened. However, we would like to reassure the local community we are working hard to establish what happened.”
If you can help, please contact 101, quoting PR/45180116056. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111