Reward offered after masked man armed with hammer robs William Hill bookmakers

Police are appealing for information after a bookmaker's shop was robbed by a hammer-wielding raider.

Sunday, 7th October 2018, 10:27 am
Updated Sunday, 7th October 2018, 3:28 pm
William Hill Bookmakers, Sixth Street, Horden.
William Hill Bookmakers, Sixth Street, Horden.

The raid happened at the William Hill bookmakers in Sixth Street, Horden, County Durham, at about 7.30pm, yesterday.

A masked man entered the premises and threatened staff with a hammer, before making off with a quantity of cash.

Acting Detective Sergeant Andrea Wearmouth, of Peterlee CID, said: “Although there has been no serious injury caused, the lone staff member has been left incredibly shaken by this incident.

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“I’d like to encourage anyone who thinks they may have seen anything relevant to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, a reward has been offered, by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), for information that successfully leads to a conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101. Callers are asked to quote incident number 419 of Oct 6 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.