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Public invited to reclaim their stolen items after property recovered

Surrey Police officers are appealing for help from the public to identify the owners of a number of valuable items which have been recovered following a recent arrest.

Officers carried out a search warrant at an address in the Stanwell area of Staines, where a quantity of suspected stolen goods was seized.

The recovered items include a selection of watches, a collectible whistle, an engraved lighter, a harmonica and commemorative coins.


Police believe a number of the recovered items may be the proceeds from burglaries or thefts carried out across the country. Evidence and further enquiries have led officers to believe that the items may have been stolen from the following areas:

Staines and West Molesey in Surrey; Crawley and East Grinstead in Sussex; Feltham, Hounslow and East London; Macclesfield; Warwick; Digbeth in central Birmingham; Edgbaston; Newmarket Heath, Saffron Walden, Ashton, Ickleton in Cambridgeshire and Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire.

Investigating officer PC Chris Maisey, said: “It is vital that we trace the rightful owners of the recovered items as quickly as possible and I am urging members of the public to look at pictures of the items and let us know if they recognise anything.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who has been a victim of crime or who knows anyone who has been the victim of a burglary or theft in the areas specified.

“Many of these items are believed to be valuable, and are also likely to hold great sentimental value to those who have lost them, so it would be great to give them some good news and ensure they get their property back.

“This case highlights our commitment to relentlessly pursue those involved in burglary or the subsequent handling of property stolen from burglaries.”

Anyone who recognises any of the items, or has any information on where they came from should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45140058525, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.