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Robbery at Redhill bookmakers
2:26pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 in News
Two men escaped with several thousand pounds in cash after threatening staff at a bookmakers in Redhill.
The men, both black and wearing scarves across their faces and bandanas, carried out the robbery at the town centre bookmakers last night.
They entered the premises at about 9.40pm and threatened the staff.
A Surrey Police spokesman said it is believed they headed away on foot with the cash, going in the direction of Warwick Road.
No-one was hurt during the incident.
Investigating Officer Detective Constable Karen Bradley, said: “I would urge anyone who has any information on this incident, or who saw anything suspicious in Redhill around the time of the robbery, to contact us with information.”
Det Con Bradley said: “Surrey Police will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and our officers are doing all they can to find those responsible and to bring them to justice.”
The first robber was described as being around 5ft 11ins tall, and was wearing a chequered scarf across his face, a bandana on his head and a black bomber-style jacket.
His accomplice was also wearing a scarf across his face and a bandana on his head.
Any business owners who have concerns or information surrounding the incident are urged to contact the Reigate and Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 for advice.
Anyone with information is urged to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference RB/12/4705, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.