Crime Scene: BETFRED

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Crime Scene: BETFRED

Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:28 am

Cops appeal after armed robbery in Rochford bookmakers

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Rochford.

Two men entered the Betfred shop in Weir Pond Road at around 8pm last night, Friday, 29 January, and demanded money from the cashier.

One of the men was armed with what has been described as a black handgun.

Both left the store with a three-figure sum of cash. No one was injured.

The suspects are described as white. The man who had the gun wore blue jeans and a woolly hat and a scarf covering his face. The other man wore a black balaclava.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:30 am

Betfred Hull armed robbery: Traders in 'quiet' Wold Road tell of shock

TARGETED BY THIEF: The Betfred bookmakers in Wold Road, west Hull. Picture: Simon Renilson

BUSINESS owners have spoken of their shock after a masked man stormed into a west Hull betting shop in a terrifying armed robbery.

The robber, holding what looked like a gun, entered the Betfred bookmakers in Wold Road, and threatened and demanded money from the cashier at 9.45pm on Tuesday night.

The cashier, a 47-year-old woman, was not hurt, but an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

Shop owners in the area have expressed their shock at what has happened.

David Graham, owner of M&D Fashions in Wold Road, said: "It is usually quite quiet around here, apart from the teenagers we get hanging around outside the shops.

"Nothing like this has ever happened here before, which is why it has been a bit of a shock.

"We had the police in here asking if they could view our CCTV footage.

"Although it doesn't reach across the road, the robber could have come from our direction, so hopefully this will help."

Darren Speck, owner of D&S Specks greengrocers, said he was surprised to hear what had happened at Betfred.

Mr Speck said: "It's an unusual thing to happen here. I have had the shop for eight or nine years and there has never been anything like this.

"You don't expect an armed robbery to happen on the same street as you.

"Sometimes we get the odd shoplifter, but if that happens at one shop, we are quick to warn the others about it.

"The businesses around here are quite close and we all know our regular customers, which is why this is all a bit strange."

A Betfred spokesman confirmed the company is working with police after the robbery.

He said: "The security of our staff and customers is paramount and we are working closely with the police."

Police have released a description of the robber.

He is described as tall and of medium to broad build. He was wearing a scarf across his face, a green jacket and a dark hooded top.

He was also carrying a bag on his back and left the area on foot in an unknown direction.

A force spokesman said: "The member of staff reported seeing something that looked like a gun.

"Detectives are now keen to speak to any members of public who may have been in the area around the time of the incident.

"There is a convenience store and takeaway close by and people visiting these places may have seen something significant.

"Detectives would like to speak to a man who left the betting shop prior to the suspect entering the store."

Witnesses described police cordoning off a part of the street as the force helicopter joined in a search of the area on Tuesday night.

Anyone with information should call Humberside Police on 101, quoting log number 489 of January 12.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:31 am

Armed Robbery At Rayleigh Betting Shop - News - Heart Essex

A man, armed with what is believed to be a firearm, has robbed a betting shop in Rayleigh.

He went into the Betfred on the High Street just before 8.45pm yesterday and used a nearby stool to jump onto the counter.

Essex Police said: "He demanded cash from the male member of staff who was forced to open the safe and till.

"He made off with a three figure sum of money. The staff member was uninjured but was left very shaken up by what had happened.

"The suspect was described as white, aged between 30 and 40, 5ft 7ins tall, of stocky build, and wore a blue hooded jumper and black scarf covering his face.

"He used a gold JD drawstring sportsbag to carry the cash. Police carried out an extensive search of the surrounding area and the helicopter was dispatched to assist. The man has yet to be located.

"Enquiries are ongoing and witnesses who have yet to speak to police or anyone with information are asked to call officers at Rayleigh CID on 101.

"Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org".

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:32 am

One-man crimewave: Rooftop protester who ruined Christmas also admits string of robberies

RUINING CHRISTMAS: Joshua Dempsey stands on a roof in Castle Street, Grimsby, in the early hours of Christmas Day.

THE man who ruined festive celebrations for a number of Grimsby families when he staged a six-hour rooftop protest on Christmas Eve has also admitted a string of high profile robberies.

They are:

A robbery at the Betfred Bookmakers shop in Ladysmith Road, Grimsby, on December 3.

A robbery Betfred Bookmakers shop in Laceby Road, Grimsby, on December 6.

Being involved in the robbery at Segal's Jewellers in Grimsby on December 18.

Joshua Dempsey, 25, of Convamore Road, Grimsby, admitted robbery at two bookmakers and having a knife on both occasions.

He also asked for another robbery at Segal's Jewellers, Grimsby, involving stealing £1,500 cash, on December 18 to be considered.

Dempsey also admitted an offence of affray on Christmas Eve, involving a rooftop stand-off which lasted more than six hours and went into the early hours of Christmas Day.

See pictures of the rooftop stand-off.

He also admitted a separate offence of affray on October 4.

As reported, Humberside Police had launched a manhunt for Dempsey in December, with numerous appeals to the public to help find him.

He was eventually arrested following the Christmas Eve incident, and has now admitted not only that charge, but also the December robberies, which were the subject of a number of police appeals before Christmas.

Sentence was adjourned at Grimsby Crown Court for a psychiatric report and he was further remanded in custody.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:33 am

Robber who struck three times gets three years in jail

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Police have reiterated that robbery remains a top priority following the jailing of a Leighton Buzzard man who targeted three businesses in the town last year.


Scott Wilson, 38, was convicted at Luton Crown Court on Thursday for raids on two bookmakers and a petrol station. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Wilson, of Kilgour Court, off Bassett Road, first struck with another man at BetFred, in Wing Road, Linslade, on November 8. They got away with a quantity of cash.

Then on November 12, Wilson stole cash from Corals in North Street, Leighton Buzzard.

On November 15, the Shell petrol station in Leighton Road, Linslade was targeted with cash and cigarettes stolen.

Wilson pleaded guilty to two charges of robbery and asked for one charge of robbery to be taken into consideration.

Following the case’s conconclusion, Det Con Scott Hannam, investigating officer, told the LBO: “Robbery is a key priority for the force and we’re pleased that in this case justice has been done and that the offender will serve a significant custodial sentence.

“These were nasty robberies of business premises, something that absolutely won’t be tolerated, and I’d like to thank everyone that helped us catch and jail the person responsible.”

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:33 am

Bookmakers in Oldham targeted by knifeman who had tights over his face


A masked robber armed with a knife escaped with cash in a bookmakers raid.

The man, who had tights over his face, threatened staff with a kitchen knife at Betfred on Eldon Precinct in Oldham .

He was given a small amount of cash and ran off.

Detectives are investigating whether the robbery is linked to a incident at Ladbrokes on Ashton Road, Oldham, earlier the same day, December 22.

A man described as slim with a dark beard approached the counter and made a comment to staff.

They locked themselves in a store room and the would-be robber left empty-handed. Detectives believe he was carrying a concealed weapon.

That incident happened at 7.30pm, 30 minutes before the Betfred raid at 8pm.

The Betfred robber is described as aged around 5ft 6ins tall in his late 20s or early 30s. He was carrying a burgundy woolly hat and wearing jeans and a red long-sleeved bubble coat with a red hood.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

Det Con Gareth Gwilliam said: “The two robberies happened in the same area at a similar time and while the descriptions of the offender we have been given are different in terms of the clothing he was wearing, we are not ruling out the two incidents being linked.”

Call police on 0161 856 9063 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:34 am

Salford robbery: Betfred cashier thrown to ground after man ran up behind her and grabbed bag

A woman was thrown to the ground after a thief stole her bag in a terrifying robbery in Salford.

At about 12pm on Friday a man walked into Betfred on Liverpool Road in Peel Green and asked for some betting slips and then left.

Not long afterwards, the cashier left the shop and was walking on Liverpool Road when the same man ran up behind her and grabbed her bag.

A struggle between them ensued, but the handle of the woman’s bag snapped and she was thrown to the floor.

The man then fled down Hardy Street.

He was white, 24-25-years-old, with short ginger hair, of skinny build, and spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing long, blue shorts, a burgundy t-shirt, and maroon, white-tipped Adidas trainers.

Detective Constable Zoe Nightingale of Salford division said: “The man waited for the woman to leave the shop and targeted her when she was alone.

“The woman was thrown to the floor as she tried to hold on to her bag. Fortunately she was not hurt, but she has been left shaken.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the man in the betting shop beforehand, or saw him in the area around the time of the robbery to get in touch.

“If you recognise the description of the man and may know who it is, I would urge you to call police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5470, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:35 am

Investigation launched following robbery at Betfred, in New Rents, Ashford

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Police have released a description of a man they are hunting following a robbery at a betting shop.

A customer allegedly threatened staff before making off with cash during the raid at Betfred in Ashford yesterday.

Police were called to the New Rents shop just before midday following reports of a disturbance.

Police are outside the betting shop. Picture: Andy Clark
Officers say no one was hurt during the ordeal, in which a customer is said to have made threats to staff and stole an unknown amount of money before leaving the shop.

No weapons were used in the robbery.

An investigation was launched yesterday and police have now released a description of the suspect, who is of Asian appearance, aged in his mid 20s, of medium build with cropped dark brown hair.

He was wearing dark clothing, jeans and white trainers and carrying a bag on his back.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:35 am

Hunt for gunman who is believed to have carried out four robberies in four hours


A gun-wielding thug believed to have carried out FOUR robberies in under FOUR hours is being hunted by police.

It is believed the same man is responsible for a spate of raids across Salford and further afield in Cheshire - targeting three bookmakers and a bank.

A man armed with a handgun burst into the Santander bank at The Mall in Eccles, at around 4.10pm on Thursday.

He pointed the gun at a member of staff member and tried to jump over the counter, but the screen collapsed and he fled.

Just 20 minutes later, at 4.30pm, a man of a similar description went into William Hill bookmaker’s on Walkden Road in Walkden. He threatened staff with a handgun and tried to get into the till, before fleeing.

At around 6.10pm, police believe the same man went into Betfred on Common Lane in Culcheth, Warrrington, threatening staff with a handgun and escaping with cash.

Then at about 7.30pm, a man, thought to be the same armed thug, went into Betfred on Liverpool Road in Cadishead - once again threatening staff with a handgun, before stealing cash and fleeing.


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No-one was hurt in any of the incidents.

The man was 6ft, of slim build and was wearing a blue parka coat with a fur hood and a black face covering.

Police, who have launched a major investigation following the robberies, say they believe the same man is responsible for all four raids.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective sergeant Karl Dalton, of Salford division, said: “I understand people who live in these areas will be concerned and I want to assure you that we are doing all we can to catch the man.

“Fortunately, no-one was hurt but this man is brazenly threatening people with a gun and he must be stopped.

“We would ask that if anyone was in the area at the time and remembers seeing a man matching the description that they contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8361 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Post by Zero%RTP » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:36 am

Birchington Betfred robbery sparks police manhunt

14:51 23 October 2015

Jamie Weir


Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in finding their suspect

A man who threatened a worker with a spray can while robbing a betting shop is being hunted by police.

The man reportedly entered Betfred bookies in Station Road, Birchington, at just before 8.50pm on October 21. He demanded cash from the woman working in the shop before threatening her with the spray can. The female member of staff gave him cash from the till. Once he was given the money, the man then made his escape leaving the victim uninjured.

The suspect is described as a white man aged between 30 and 39 years old, of medium build and around 5ft 8ins tall. He had brown hair and was unshaven. He was also reportedly wearing a black beanie hat and a grey hooded top.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting crime reference number ZY/033154/15.

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