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CCTV released after Ingol cash raid at bookies

Posted on - 19th April, 2016 - 6:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, News
CCTV pictures show the raid in progress in Ingol

CCTV pictures show the raid in progress in Ingol

A bookmakers in Ingol has been targeted during a raid.

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CCTV pictures have been released after Betfred in Granton Walk saw a staff member threatened with a knife.

Two men approached the shop around 9.15pm on Sunday (April 17).

One of the men held the door whilst the other entered the shop and police say threatened staff with a large knife while demanding cash. Around £4,000 was taken.

DC Mark Burns from Preston CID said: “This was clearly a very frightening ordeal for the people working in the shop at the time.

“Thankfully no one was physically hurt during the incident despite a knife being used make threats.

“If you saw or recognise these men, or you have any information about the incident, please get in contact with us.”

The men are both described as white, in their early twenties.

One man is around 5’5″ and wearing a light grey hooded jacket and light grey tracksuit bottoms.

The other was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms and a black balaclava.

Anyone with information can call Preston CID on 01772 209755. Alternatively they can ring police on 101 quoting log 1408 of 17th April.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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