Appeal made following robbery at Basingstoke bookmakers

Published: 23 March 2018


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Appeal made following robbery at Basingstoke bookmakers



Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at a bookmakers in Basingstoke.

It took place at around 9.45pm on Wednesday 21 March at the Coral store at The Camrose football ground in Winchester Road.

Two men, with their faces covered, entered the store and used a wooden pole to threaten a staff member inside.

They stole more than £400 before running out of the shop towards Western Way.

The 21-year-old male staff member was not injured in the incident and nobody else was inside the store at the time.

The first man is described as:

• white
• around 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall
• of medium build
• wore a long-sleeved hi-vis jacket and dark trousers
• using a black scarf to cover his face
• speaking with a local accent

The second man is described as:

• white
• around 5ft to 10ins tall
• of medium build
• wearing a black hooded top with the hood up
• spoke with a local accent

We have released CCTV images of two men we would like to speak to about this incident.

Detective Constable Lisa Robins said: “This was a cowardly attack on a lone member of staff.

“Were you in this area at the time? Do you remember seeing two men matching the descriptions given or recognise any of the clothing in the CCTV pictures?

“Perhaps you saw a vehicle nearby that seemed suspicious or was being driven off at speed?

“If you have information, please call us on 101, quoting 44180106380, or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



Notes to Editors


Chris Gregory

A CCTV image of the two men we would like to speak to about this incident is attached for your use in coverage of this appeal only.


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