There have been multiple incidents of thieves robbing people and threatening them with weapons in Ewell in recent days, police have said.

Police launched an information appeal this week (July 14) after what they described as a "series" of robberies in the small suburb.

Over Sunday (July 12) and Monday (July 13), several robberies that saw the suspects threaten victims with a variety of weapons were reported.

The first took place on Sunday morning, as a spokesperson for Surrey Police described.

"Officers were called to Nonsuch Park, Seymour Avenue in Ewell following an attempt robbery which occurred around 11:30am.

"The victim was approached by a man who threatened him with a weighted sock and demanded his watch.

"He then assaulted the victim who managed to get away and call the police," they said.

Police said the main suspect was a man around 20 years old, mixed race and wearing a black hoodie which was pulled over his face.

The second robbery involved a knife-wielding thief and an accomplice on Seymour Avenue near Nonsuch Park, at a similar time on Monday morning.

"A couple were robbed at knifepoint at around 11am. The two victims were walking close to the park when they were approached by two men who threatened them before demanding one of their watches," police said.

"The first suspect is described as a light skinned man in his early teens or late 20s, of a thin build and clean shaven.

"He was wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie. He was said to be carrying a large black handled kitchen knife.

"The second suspect is described as a man of heavy build and shorter than the other suspect. He was around 5 ft 8”," the public appeal added.

Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 have been arrested in connection with the robberies and police investigations continue.

Anyone with information about suspicious behaviour in the areas referenced is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number PR/45200072515.