Appeal after jewellery worth £22,000 stolen in Reigate town centre ‘distraction burglary’

David Grantham, 11 August 2020


Surrey Police have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a ‘distraction burglary’ in Reigate town centre on Saturday 18 July.

During the incident at Philip Lloyd Jewellers, diamonds and jewellery worth an estimated £22,000 was taken.

Surrey Police said in a statement on Monday 10 August: “Do you recognise this woman? We are looking to speak to her in connection with a distraction burglary in Reigate town centre.

“Officers were called to Philip Lloyd Jewellers in Reigate town centre following a distraction burglary which took place on Saturday, 18 July.

“The female suspect entered the store at around 4pm and made off with diamonds and jewellery, estimated to be worth around £22,000, from behind the counter after distracting the shop assistant.

“We are looking to speak to the woman in these CCTV images in connection with this burglary.”

Anyone who knows who she is or has further information is asked to contact Surrey Police quoting crime reference number PR/45200076275, via webchat on the Surrey Police websiteonline reporting or by calling 101.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111.