Attempted armed robbery by man holding ‘handgun’ at Stevenage bookmakers

PUBLISHED: 13:04 14 April 2019

An attempted armed robbery took place at a Stevenage bookmakers last night. Picture: Archant

An attempted armed robbery took place at a Stevenage bookmakers last night. Picture: Archant

Archant

A Stevenage bookmakers was the target of an attempted armed robbery last night after a man entered the store with a suspected handgun.

Officers were called at 8.50pm on Saturday to reports of an attempted armed robbery at Ladbrokes in The Glebe, where a man had entered the shop holding what was believed to be a handgun.

A member of staff inside the bookmakers fled the scene and called police. He was unhurt.

The offender then left empty handed. No arrest has been made yet.

If you have any information, contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/33754/19.


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