Man goes on the run after jumping over counter, threatening staff and robbing till in Letchworth bookmakers


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A man has gone on the run after robbing cash from a till in a Letchworth bookmakers.

The man entered Coral bookmakers in Howard Park Corner at 5pm yesterday. He then jumped over the counter, threatened a staff member and stole money from the till.

He then left the bookmakers and turned into Birds Hill where he got into a small silver car driven by a second man, which was waiting in Ridge Road.

Nobody was injured.

The thief was white, in his 20s and about 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and a dark coloured scarf, which had a pattern on it – possibly skulls.

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The driver was believed to be wearing a dark coloured baseball cap.

Det Con Chris Surgey is investigating the incident and said: “This robbery occurred during the day when there may have been a number of people around who witnessed part, or all, of the incident.

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“I would like to speak with anyone who has any information about the robbery. Did you see what happened? Do you think you know who the men might be? Did you see the car used by the offenders prior to or after the incident? Any information, however seemingly insignificant, may prove very useful to my investigation so please contact me.”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact DC Surgey on 101, quoting crime reference G2/15/932.

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