We are releasing images of four people we are keen to speak to after a man was attacked with a hammer and had his motorbike stolen in Shepperton.
The victim was at his home address in Linden Way when he heard the sound of a motorbike starting shortly after 4pm on Thursday 4 July. He went outside and was confronted by two people wearing crash helmets attempting to steal his motorbike, a Suzuki GSXR.
He attempted to hold onto his bike but was hit on the arm with a hammer by one of the suspects. He suffered minor injuries and hospital treatment was not required.
The suspects made off towards Sunbury-on-Thames on two mopeds and the stolen motorbike, and were spotted by Officers on Windmill Road.
Police attempted to pursue the suspects for a short distance but they made off at speed towards Feltham.
Enquiries remain ongoing to trace the motorbike and identify the suspects.
The four suspects, all believed to be white men, were wearing full face crash helmets and dark, long-sleeved clothing.
The rider of the stolen Suzuki was wearing a black top with a white Puma logo on the front of the shirt, black trousers and black shoes with a white stripe on the bottom.
The rider of the black moped was wearing a black balaclava, while the passenger was wearing a grey tracksuit and white trainers.
The rider of the scooter was wearing a black coat.
PC Schulz, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was an extremely distressing ordeal for the victim, who was fortunate not to suffer a more serious injury.
“We are keen to speak to the people in the images as we believe their information will greatly assist our investigation.
“While I appreciate the images of the suspects are not that clear, if you have any idea who these people may be, I would urge you to get in touch.
“I would ask the Public to remain vigilant regarding their property, consider locking your bike’s rear wheel and putting a cover over it to deter thieves.”
If you can help, please contact us on 101, quoting incident reference PR/45190069821.
You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
For further information on keeping your motorcycle safe, please visit https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-of-a-vehicle/theft-motorcycles-scooters/