Police are hunting a suspect who evaded a police helicopter after a Co-op was robbed in Addlestone.

The crime reportedly took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning (October 2).

Police said that they were call shortly after 4am after a man damaged the front entrance to the shop and stole goods from inside.

"We were called to Green Lane in Addlestone at 4.17am this morning (Wednesday October 2), following a break in at the Co-Op store.

"A man damaged the front door and took items from inside.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish what was taken and to identify the man seen," a Surrey Police spokesperson said.

In separate reports published on social media, officers from the Runnymede Beat police offered further details.

They revealed that the suspect was described as "tall and skinny" and had apparently managed to evade a police helicopter that was scrambled in response to the robbery.

"We were called at 04.10am this morning to a commercial burglary at the Co-Op on Green Lane in Addlestone, assisted by (National Police Air Service) NPAS Redhill.

"One suspect was described as tall and skinny wearing an orange reflective tabard with a dark hooded top and balaclava," Runnymede Beat police said.

Anyone who saw what happened or might have any other information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45190104203.