Customer restrained by raiders and staff threatened as two men carry out robbery at bookmakers

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough

At about 9.45pm on Tuesday, two men arrived at the shop, in Bretton Court, Rightwell, Bretton, in a silver Vauxhall Vectra.

On entering the shop, one of the men restrained a member of the public, while the other man jumped over the counter brandishing a weapon and forced two members of staff into the back office.

They threatened the staff members and demanded the safe was opened.

The safe was not opened and the offenders made off with a small sum of cash from the till, in what is believed to have been a dark Toyota Celica, with tinted windows and a rear spoiler.


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The vehicle made off in the direction of Bretton Way.

One man is described as being white, aged between 21 and 40, between 5’7” and 5’10”, and of skinny to medium build.

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He was wearing black trousers, black footwear and had a black hooded top with white pull-strings and a white emblem/design on the left breast area. He was also wearing a white/grey face covering.

The other man is described as black, aged between 21 and 40, between 5’7” and 5’8”, and of stocky build.

He was wearing black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with blue stripes down the legs; a black hooded top with white pull strings; and black footwear. He was a wearing a black face covering.

Detective Inspector Rich Sinclair, said: “This was a calculated attempt to make off with large sums of money, which has failed, but left a member of the public and staff severely shaken.

“I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call DI Sinclair on 101, (quoting incident 526 of April 14) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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