Police search for masked burglar with crowbar in Worcester Park
A masked burglar with a crowbar climbed into a back garden last week, prompting the deployment of a police helicopter, dogs and extra officers.
The homeowner spotted the slim intruder dressed in black escaped over the fence of the garden in Kinross Avenue, Worcester Park, at about 11.30am on Thursday.
The man fled towards the railway line, which police suspect was also used an escape route after two other attempted burglaries on Monday.
At midday on Monday two men dressed in black were seen on top of a shed in the back garden of another garden. They fled when they saw the homeowner.
On Friday PC Simpson said: "We would like to reassure residents that we are carrying out a full investigation to catch those responsible.
"We had a number of police units on the scene yesterday who conducted a thorough search of the local roads.
"In addition officers have been liaising with the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police to share intelligence and identify possible suspects.
"The local neighbourhood officers have also been carrying out house to house enquiries offering reassurance and home security advice."
On Thursday Surrey Police informed residents that air support, police dogs and extra officers had been called in to try and catch the burglars.
An email sent out by the force said: "The railway line is suspected to be being used as their escape route.
"Please be aware and all we would ask is for you to report any suspicious people or activity as soon as possible to 999 especially if you see anyone on the tracks not wearing official uniform."
Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number EP/13/3760.
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