Surrey Police are investigating a robbery that took place during a delivery to a petrol station on Kiln Lane, Epsom.

Officers were called to the Sainsbury’s garage at around 7.40am on 9 January after reports that two men wearing balaclavas entered the back of a delivery van which was being unloaded and stole a large quantity of cigarettes. .

Senior investigating officer detective inspector Antony Archibald said: “We believe the offenders left the scene in a white van, possibly a Citroen, with the registration number of YE03 ZZA and I would appeal to anyone who saw this vehicle either prior to the offence occurring or after it left the scene to share this information with us.

“It is possible the offender will now have dumped this vehicle somewhere and I would appeal to anyone who knows its whereabouts to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the delivery workers and I would like to reassure them and the Epsom community that we will do all we can to find those responsible.”

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference P14007724 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.