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Witness appeal after man seen attempting to illegally tow away vehicle: Nutfield

Date of Incident: 24/10/2011

Posted on: October 25th, 2011 by 2049

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Nutfield last week.

The victim returned to their green Isuzi Trooper, parked in the Nutfield Village Hall car park, shortly after 8.45pm on Tuesday night (18 October) and discovered a man underneath the vehicle attempting to attach a towing strap.

On being disturbed, the man got into a waiting vehicle and made off from the scene.

The locks on the driver and passenger doors were both damaged in the incident and the ignition barrel had also been tampered with.

The suspect and the driver in the waiting vehicle are both described as:

  • white males
  • aged in their 30s
  • wearing jackets over hooded jumpers

Their vehicle is described as a green 4x4, possibly a Daihatsu or Shogun, with an F prefix registration.

Detective Constable Antony Preston, investigating, said:

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident.

"It is possible that someone may have seen these two men, figured that one of them was the owner of the vehicle and thought nothing more of it at the time.

"We need to speak to them now.

"Any detail, however small it may seem, could help us identify these men and ensure that they are brought to justice."


Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Division/Station: Surrey

Name: Antony Preston

Telephone: 101

Reference Number: TD/11/5097

Incident Location

Nutfield Village Hall car park

Nutfield
Redhill
SURREY

The location of the incident marked on this map is approximate