Man charged in connection with Hartlepool bookies theft ‘of a substantial amount of cash’

Police at the scene of the incident at Coral's in Sydenham Road, Hartlepool.

Police at the scene of the incident at Coral's in Sydenham Road, Hartlepool.

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Police have charged a 48-year-old man in connection with the theft of a ‘substantial’ amount of cash from a Hartlepool bookmakers’.

Officers were called to Coral in Sydenham Road, at 7pm on Friday.

Police at the scene of the incident at Coral's in Sydenham Road, Hartlepool.

Police at the scene of the incident at Coral's in Sydenham Road, Hartlepool.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police confirmed that the incident was not a robbery and was instead being treated as theft of ‘a substantial amount of cash’.