Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Knifepoint Raid Terror at the Bookies; Robbers Escape with Cash after Threatening Lone Female Worker and Pushing Customer to Floor

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Knifepoint Raid Terror at the Bookies; Robbers Escape with Cash after Threatening Lone Female Worker and Pushing Customer to Floor

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Byline: Mike Brown Reporter mike.brown@trinitymirror.com

A LONE female worker was held up at knifepoint during a robbery at a bookmaker.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses after a "large quantity of cash" was taken in the knifepoint robbery at Ladbrokes on High Street, Eston.

Police said that a member of staff, and a customer who tried to intervene, were left shaken after the incident which took place at around 6.35pm on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: "Two males entered the bookmakers through the front door and threatened the lone female member of staff with a knife before stealing a large quantity of cash.

"During the incident a male customer entered and tried to stop them, but was pushed to the floor. The suspects left the premises and turned left, heading towards Eston Square." One is described as a white male, 6ft tall, of slim to medium build, wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The other is described as a white male, around 5ft 8ins tall, with a medium build. …

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