Police appeal after armed robbery at Stevenage bookmaker

PUBLISHED: 16:06 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:06 25 November 2017

There was an armed robbery at William Hill in The Hyde, Stevenage.

There was an armed robbery at William Hill in The Hyde, Stevenage.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after £1,500 was taken during an armed robbery at a Stevenage bookmaker.

A police spokeswoman said: “At around 9.45pm last night (November 24) an offender approached William Hill in The Hyde whilst a member of staff was locking up.

“He has then threatened her with what is believed to be a gun before taking around £1,500 in cash. The member of staff was not injured during the incident.”

The crook left the store by the back door towards Randalls Hill.

He is described as being approximately 6ft tall and of slim build, and was wearing a black crash helmet covering his face, black jacket, black trousers and trainers.

DS Ian Sheridan, who is investigating, said: “I would appeal for anyone who was in the area last night and who saw anyone acting suspiciously or anyone who saw someone running from the bookmakers to please contact me.

“I would also be keen to hear from anyone else who may have information which would assist the investigation by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference E1/17/9648 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.”

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