Armed robbery at Stevenage bookmakers

A ROBBER armed with a knife threatened staff in a betting shop before stealing money on Tuesday.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the robbery at Ladbrokes on Stevenage High Street.

At about 9.25pm a man went into the bookmakers, threatened staff with a knife and stole money.

The offender is described as an Asian man in his 20s, 5ft 5ins tall and of a skinny build. He was wearing a grey hooded top and similar coloured trousers.

Detective Constable Neil Davies, from the Local Crime Unit in Stevenage, is investigating and said: “It is possible the suspect had been waiting outside the shop for a short while before committing this crime.

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“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and believes they saw a man matching the description, or believes they saw anyone running from the scene, to contact police with information.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who believes they know who is responsible.

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“If you don’t feel comfortable contacting officers directly then please give the information anonymously to Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Davies via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number E1/12/2258. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name and you could be entitled to a cash reward.

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