Surrey Police are asking for help to identify a man pictured on CCTV, in connection with two burglaries in Banstead.
The first incident took place on Sunday 3 February (2019) between 3pm and 4pm in Yewlands Close. A house belonging to a woman in her 70s was ransacked, with cash and jewellery taken as well as a locket containing a lock of hair from the lady’s deceased daughter.
In the second incident, a parcel was interfered with on Dunnymans Road, on Friday 29 March at around 10.45am, but nothing was taken.
PC Carl Knowles, who is investigating the incidents said:
“If you recognise the man from the CCTV images, please come forward. The victim of the first incident was devastated that her locket was taken, it has huge personal value to her as it contained the hair of her daughter, who sadly died when she was four.
We have also released a photograph of the locket, so if you recognise this item of jewellery, please contact us.”
Anyone who can help Surrey Police is asked to call them on 101, or use an online form, quoting reference PR/45190012279.
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.