Teenagers arrested after Merstham caravan break-in

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following a break-in to a caravan in Merstham.

The break-in happened at around 8.50pm on Wednesday, February 26, when police said two males forced their way into a caravan parked on private land off Weldon Lane.

The intruders then threatened the occupant, a man in his late teens, with a small knife.

Police said nothing was taken though.

A Surrey Police spokeswoman said: “At this stage in the investigation it is believed the offenders and the victim are known to each other, and this was not a random incident.”

She said: “A number of enquiries were made in the local area following the incident, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested a short time later. “A 17-year-old boy was arrested at the end of the week. “Both have been released on police bail until Tuesday, April 15.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45140014959. Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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