Police scramble helicopter after Thames Ditton burglar escapes through window

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Digital editor

Police scrambled a helicopter above Thames Ditton this morning to search for a burglary suspect.

Surrey Police was called to reports of a burglary in Greenwood Road at about 11.20am where a man had escaped from a window.

The suspect was described as white, with brown curly hair, wearing a black baseball cap and possibly dressed in a black tracksuit.

Officers, including the dog unit, searched the area, with the helicopter circling above Hinchley Wood at one point, but could not find the suspect.

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