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Appeal after armed robbery

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 15, 2013

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a Stoke-on-Trent bookmaker’s.


The incident occurred at Coral Racing, Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, at approximately 9.15pm on Monday 5 August.

One male offender stood at the door whilst the other entered the shop, armed with what has been described as a bread knife, and threatened the two male members of staff and a male customer. Fortunately no one was injured.

The offender demanded money and he and his accomplice fled the scene with an undisclosed quantity of cash. They made off over a field towards Brackenfield Avenue.

The main offender is described as white, approximately 6ft tall and was wearing a black top with a white marking. He also had a scarf covering his face.

The offender who stood by the door was also wearing black clothing and a face covering.

An investigation into the incident is now underway and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who noticed two men hanging around the area and acting suspiciously.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 774 of August 5, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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