Police are appealing for witnesses after two thieves reportedly threatened to light a fire in the house of a resident they punched and threatened with a knife in Tadworth last Wednesday (November 20).

The incident occurred around 7pm on Marbles Way in Tadworth.

Police said the occupants previously reported a brick had been thrown through their window around 4am the same day.

Recounting the incident, police said that two men had broken into the Marbles Way property and “threatened the occupant with a knife”.

“The two men also punched the occupant before pouring petrol in the hallway, making a threat to light it the next time, before leaving,” a police spokesperson said.

Surrey Police issued an information appeal on Tuesday (November 26) as they released descriptions of the two man suspects.

“The man with the knife is described as around 30 years old, between 5ft 10 and 6ft tall, of slim build and was wearing a dark blue or black tracksuit with a hooded top and jogging bottoms.

“He had a scarf covering his face and was wearing dark sunglasses and leather gloves.

“The second man is described as around the same age and of a similar height and build as the first man.

“He was wearing a dark tracksuit with a hooded top and had his face covered with a scarf and dark glasses,” a Surrey Police spokesperson said.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area around the time of the offence, or with any other information which could help with the investigation, is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45190124906.

If you don’t want to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.