A bakery in New Haw was robbed at knifepoint on Saturday (December 7).

Surrey Police issued an information appeal on Wednesday (December 11) as they hunted for the suspect and said they were working on several key pieces of information.

The target of the knifepoint robbery was the Heaters Bakery on Woodham Lane in New Haw.

Staff at the bakery were left "shaken" after their workplace was targeted by the knife-wielding thief.

Police said the robbery happened around 4.45pm on Saturday.

"A suspect walked into the bakery with a knife and demanded money," a police spokesperson said.

"He then left on foot in the direction of the Broadway with approximately £100 in cash.

"No-one was injured, although staff were left shaken as a result of the incident.

"The man was described as in his 60s or 70s, white, 5 ft 8 tall, of a medium build, with a short grey beard. He spoke with a local accent.

"At the time of the incident he was wearing a black beanie hat, a black jacket which was done up, and black jeans," they added.

Surrey Police revealed that they had previously arrested a 44-year-old man from Addlestone on suspicion of involvement in the robbery.

He has since been released under investigation and the police are continuing their inquiries into what happened.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference PR/45190131426.

Alternatively speak anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or go online at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/