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Five robberies in 90 minutes at Reigate Facebook party
1:11pm Friday 7th September 2012 in News
Police are appealing for witnesses and victims to come forward after five robberies were carried out in 90 minutes at a social networking site party in Reigate.
The party in the High Trees Road area of the town was organised on the popular social networking site Facebook, and drew about 100 young people.
Surrey Police said youngsters from across Surrey and from the surrounding areas went to the party on Friday, August 31, from 8.30pm to 10pm.
However, in the space of 90 minutes, belongings including mobile phones, Ipods and money were stolen from revellers in five robberies.
Investigating officer Detective Constable David Fair, said: "I am appealing to anyone who attended the party or who was in the area around the time of the incident to contact me with any information they feel could be relevant to the investigation.”
Det Con Fair said: "I believe there could be other victims who have not yet come forward and I would like them to contact me as we need to catch those responsible.”
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said three 17-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys, all from Redhill, had been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
She said they had all been released on police bail until Wednesday, November 14, while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information on the robberies is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference RB/12/7156.
Alternatively, people can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.