New Addington men arrested over Newchapel gun robbery released without charge by Surrey Police
Three New Addington men arrested by police investigating an armed robbery at a family home in Newchapel have been released without charge.
Thieves threatened a dad with a gun and tied him up along with his partner and two teenage daughters in the raid in the early hours of Tuesday June 12 last year.
During the robbery they stole a Louis Vuitton handbag and a Rolex watch.
Detectives arrested three men, all in their 30s, in July and August this year following a BBC Crimewatch appeal in March in which the father pleaded for help to catch the robbers.
But Surrey Police said they will take no further action against the men, forcing them to renew appeals for information.
Detective Constable Portia Andrews said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the family involved, [the father] John thought he was going to be shot dead in front of his daughters and that they would be harmed.
"It was every father’s worse nightmare.
"We believe the family were specifically targeted because the burglars gave very detailed demands and I am sure someone will be able to link all of these pieces together and provide us with the names of the offenders.
She added: "I would like to thank those people who have provided information to the investigation team but I strongly urge anyone who has for whatever reason not been able to come forward with information to do so. "
"I truly believe someone somewhere knows who is responsible for the appalling attack on a family in their own home and I would urge them to contact either Surrey Police where your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence."
Anyone with information into the robbery can contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting Operation Jarrah, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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