Burglar arrested after targeting vets in Elmbridge

surrey police logoA man has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries at veterinary practices across the Elmbridge area.

The man was arrested on Sunday (4 September), in connection with six burglaries, which all occurred overnight between 22 August and 3 September at practices in Esher, West Molesey, East Molesey and Claygate.

Entry was gained by smashing windows and various items stolen, including money and medication. A number of the break-ins were unsuccessful.

Detective David Thomas, who is investigating the offences, said: “Although we have made an arrest in relation to these burglaries, I am still appealing for anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the vicinity of a vets surgery recently, or with any other information which could help to progress the investigation. I would also like to speak to anyone who has come across any discarded cash boxes or safes or been offered any cut price veterinary drugs.”

If you can help, please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting master crime reference number 45160072203 or you can use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information’ section.

If you do not want to leave your name the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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