Stolen lorry dumped in Roehampton after killing

Police are appealing for information and witnesses in Roehampton following the murder of a 52-year-old Robert Wilson during a break in at a haulage company in Chessington on Friday 26.9.03. The getaway was made in a stolen AGS lorry which was dumped and set alight on Bessborough Way, Roehampton sometime on the 26th September.

The Ambulance Service called police at 0600 on Friday morning to the premises of AGS Transport, Unit A, Davis Road, Chessington after the body of the Mr Wilson (a security guard at the premises) was found by staff arriving at work.

Police are now treating his death as murder. A post mortem, which took place yesterday at Kingston mortuary, revealed cause of death to be head injuries.

Officers from Serious Crime Group South are investigating the murder and break in. Itís believed the suspect(s) broke into the premises of AGS Transport at sometime between 19:30 hours on Thursday the 25.9.03 and 0600 hours on the 26.9.03.

Suspect(s) made off from the scene in a lorry stolen from the haulage company, they also took a safe. The lorry was later found burnt out at Bessborough Way in Roehampton yesterday morning. The safe has not yet been recovered and no arrests have been made at this early stage.

Acting DCI Julian Wyard is leading the investigation:

"We are not only seeking witnesses to the events surrounding the murder and break in at Davis Road, but to anyone who may have seen anything at Bessborough Way in Roehampton yesterday morning, where the lorry was set alight. We are urging anyone who saw anything unusual to contact police urgently."

Anyone with information can call the incident room at Sidcup on 0208 2176461, where their call will be treated with the strictest confidence or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

October 2, 2003

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