Man films himself in stolen Mercedes during knifepoint robbery in Caterham

A man has been jailed for nine years following an investigation into car thefts in Surrey. Billy Raddon, 22 and from Sutton was sentenced at Guildford crown court on Friday (May 17) after pleading guilty to multiple offences including theft of motor vehicle and robbery.

An investigation was launched on Tuesday, January 3, when a Range Rover, that had been stolen from Sutton, was stopped by Roads Policing unit. The driver was arrested and it was quickly established that they were being paid to transport the stolen vehicle.

Raddon was identified as being involved in this as well as being involved in the theft of a motorcycle in London. Police attended an address in Morden and arrested Raddon. A search found a safe with over £3,000 in cash, keys and white powder, which test results later showed to be cocaine.

An electronic device (believed to be used in Relay Thefts) was also located. Further investigation of Raddons phone linked him to a knife point robbery that occurred in Caterham in December 2022. During this robbery, a Mercedes was stolen and videos on Raddons phone showed him inside the Mercedes as it was being driven towards Sutton, where the vehicle was eventually recovered.

Raddon was eventually linked to six crimes. Detective Constable McBain, from Surrey’s Proactive Investigation Team said: “Thanks to the hard work by everyone involved, we have been able to piece together his crimes spanning over a few months. Vehicle theft can have a huge financial impact on the victim and Raddon had no regard to how their crimes might affect the lives of their victims."