Staff at Essex bookmakers held up at knifepoint

Coral in Great Square, Braintree Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Coral in Great Square, Braintree Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Staff at an Essex betting shop were threatened with a knife during a robbery yesterday.

A man went into the Coral bookies in Great Square, Braintree, around 1.30pm on bank holiday Monday and demanded money from the till.

After threatening staff with a knife, he then made off with a three-figure sum of cash.

The man has been described as white, in his mid-to-late 20s, and standing around 5ft 8in tall.

He had ginger facial hair and wore a grey hooded top with a Nike logo. He had a green ‘SPAR’ carrier bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to Braintree CID, quoting reference number 588 of 28/05.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or use the anonymous online form at

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter