Police appeal after Midhurst bookie is robbed

Image of the suspect captured on CCTV
Image of the suspect captured on CCTV

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man threatened a member of staff at the William Hill Bookies in Midhurst and then made off with several hundred pounds in cash on Wednesday evening (August 24).

A police spokesman said the man entered the bookies in Bepton Road around 9.25pm.

“He threatened a member of staff with an unknown weapon then stole a quantity of cash, believed to be several hundred pounds. He then left the shop and was last seen heading down Petersfield Road.”

The police spokesman said the staff member was ‘shocked but unhurt’.

The robber is described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, between 5’9” and 6’, and of average build. He was wearing a dark blue hooded zip up top, with a lighter blue top underneath, dark blue trousers and black trainers with black sunglasses.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email

101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1706 of 24/08 or alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-org.uk).

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