Armed Robbery at The Lion Brewery Police are appealing for witnesses

The Lion Brewery

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a pub in Ash on the morning of 7th December 2020. A police spokesperson advised that the Police were called to The Lion Brewery pub (Guildford Road) at around 8.20am following reports that two men posing as delivery drivers went to the pub and threatened the occupants with a gun before stealing cash from the premises.

The male occupant was uninjured, but the female occupant suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital. Both have been left extremely shaken as a result of the incident. Police have conducted a thorough search of the area with armed officers involved but the suspects have not been found. They are described as white, and were wearing black hats and face masks. One is described as around 5ft 7 tall, while the other is described as around 6ft tall.

Detective Inspector Pete Howgate said:

“This appears to have been a pre-planned incident and there was no risk to the wider public. We would like to thank everyone affected by the police activity for their patience and cooperation.

“Our investigation remains ongoing, and we are appealing to anyone with any information who has not already come forward, to get in touch with us straight away.”

“We appreciate that this will have caused a lot of concern in the local community, and we would like to reassure people that we are doing everything we can and pursuing various lines of enquiry to establish who was responsible.

If you can help, please contact the police quoting crime reference number PR/45200129229 via Webchat , Online or by Calling 101. Alternatively if you do not wish to leave your name you may call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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