Armed raid at betting shop

DETECTIVES are hunting an armed robber who walked into a Suffolk betting shop and demanded cash.Suffolk Police is appealing for information following an armed robbery at Ladbrokes bookmakers on Camps Road in Haverhill, in the early evening of Monday 28th May 2007.

DETECTIVES are hunting an armed robber who walked into a Suffolk betting shop and demanded cash.

Suffolk Police is appealing for information following an armed robbery at Ladbrokes bookmakers on Camps Road in Haverhill, in the early evening of Monday 28th May 2007.

The offender arrived in Haverhill from the direction of the A143 in a dark coloured Rover 400 series at 5.25pm, and parked this car in the Lower Down Slade car park at the rear of Queen Street. He then walked into the town centre.

At 5.50pm the offender entered the premises wearing a coat with the hood up, sunglasses and a scarf around the lower part of his face. He threatened two female members of staff and a female customer with a handgun and demanded money.


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The staff gave him a quantity of cash and he left, turning right out of the door towards the Bull public house. No shots were fired and no-one was hurt, although all three women were left very shaken.

The robber is described as white, between 5ft 10ins and 6 foot tall and clean shaven, and was wearing a light coloured duffel or parka-type coat, black trousers and black padded gloves.

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He was carrying a fabric Marks and Spencer bag with a wooden handle. Police are linking this robbery to previous armed robberies of Ladbrokes bookmakers in Haverhill, which occurred at the Jubilee Walk premises on January 1 this year, and the Camps

Road premises on 13th February 2007, as well as a series of other armed robberies across the country.

Anyone with any information about these robberies should contact Det Sgt Ann Naylor at Haverhill CID on 01284 774100, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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