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Armed robbery at Jennings bookmakers in Potter Street

Communities / Tue 18th Nov 2014 at 11:51am

POLICE are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Harlow.

At 8.40pm last night, Monday, November 17, two men entered the Jennings Bookmakers in Prentice Place armed with a crowbar.

The female cashier was dragged out to a back room and forced to open a safe. Money was stolen, believed to be a three-figure sum. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The first suspect is described as 6ft tall, believed to be aged in his late 20s, had his face covered and held a silver crow bar. The second was shorter at around 5ft 8ins tall, younger than the first and also had his face covered.

DCI Paul Maleary said: “I have authorised increased patrols around bookmakers in the district as a deterrent to other offenders as well as to reassure residents.

“An extensive enquiry has begun to identify the men responsible and I would urge anyone who does have information to contact us as soon as possible.”

Detectives want to hear from anyone who may have been in the Potter Street area of Harlow to come forward with any information to Harlow CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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