Clacton: Man arrested in connection with alleged armed robbery at Ladbrookes

A MAN is today being questioned by police after an armed robbery at a betting shop in Clacton.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly walked into Ladbrookes in Old Road in the town and held up staff just before 4pm yesterday.

An Essex police spokesman said the man appeared to be holding a gun in a plastic bag.

Staff handed over money to the thief.

Officers immediately searched the area and the police helicopter was also mobilised.

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A man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

The 25-year-old man from Clacton was arrested today and is currently in police custody.

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Any witnesses to the robbery or anyone with any other information is asked to contact Dc Rob Dines at Clacton police station on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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