Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery and attempted robbery in Ewell this week.
The first of these occurred on Sunday 12th July. Officers were called to Nonsuch Park, Seymour Avenue in Ewell following an attempt robbery which occurred around 11:30am. The victim was approached by a man who threatened him with a weighted sock and demanded his watch. He then assaulted the victim who managed to get away and call the police.
The suspect is described as a mixed race man, around 20 years old of a skinny build and with a British accent. He was wearing a black hoodie which was pulled over his face.
Yesterday 13th July, officers were called to a section of land close to Nonsuch Park, Seymour Avenue in Ewell after a couple were robbed at knifepoint at around 11am. The two victims were walking close to the park when they were approached by two men who threatened them before demanding one of their watches.
The first suspect is described as a light skinned Caribbean man, in his early teens or late 20s, of a thin build and clean shaven. He was wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie. He was said to be carrying a large black handled kitchen knife.
The second suspect is described as a man of heavy build and shorter than the other suspect. He was around 5 ft 8”.
Surrey Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious on either day or have any further information to call 101, quoting reference number PR/45200072515.
Inspector Jon Vale, Borough Commander for Epsom and Ewell said “We are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the park this past week.
“We are also urging anyone who may have been the victim of a similar crime but not reported to get in touch and report to us.
“This crime will not be tolerated and we want to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to hold those who are responsible to account.”
A 18 year old man and a 17 year old boy from Ewell have been arrested in connection with the robbery yesterday 13th July.