Ram raider damage costs Notcutts £10,000

Ram raiders caused £10,000 of damage at Notcutts Garden Centre in Cranleigh, Surrey just before Christmas.

The ram-raiders drove a stolen Mitsubishi pick-up truck into the sliding glass doors of the garden centre between 11pm on Sunday, December 23, and 12 - 1am on Christmas Eve.

They stole an undisclosed sum, dumped the Mitsubishi in Notcutts' car park, and escaped in a second vehicle. The Mitsubishi, a silver L200 pick-up with the registration M923 TDC, had been stolen from West Sussex on December 17.

Investigating officer detective constable Jim Hilton said: "We know that the thieves used a second vehicle in the burglary as one was seen in the car park around the time of the offence, but we don't know what type of vehicle was used, so we would welcome anyone with any information about that to come forward as soon as possible.

"The thieves have caused extensive damage to the front of the shop and meant that the garden centre suffered a loss in trade on Christmas Eve, one of its busiest times of the year. I would urge anyone with any information which could help us progress this investigation and find the offenders responsible to get in touch straightaway."

Contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number WV/12/5729, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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