Armed robbers raid Knaphill bookmakers

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By mattcollison | Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 16:14

A CASHIER at a Knaphill betting shop was forced to hand over cash after she was threatened by a robber wielding a large knife.

A man has been arrested after two men took part in the armed robbery at Corals in High Street at 5.45pm on Monday (December 17).

A second man who was carrying a jemmy type object waited outside.

The pair escaped through the rear of the building with a quantity of cash and made off down Fosters Lane towards the Highclere Estate.

A man was later spotted attempting to burn clothing in Goldsworth Park, Woking.

Detective Sergeant Timothy Hadfield said: "Although no one was injured this was a frightening and distressing incident for the staff.These men escaped on foot and I am sure that people would have seen them running from the scene. Those people may hold vital information that could help us catch those responsible for this crime and I would urge them to come forward.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Knaphill High Street and may have seen either of the men matching the descriptions to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"I would also like to hear from anybody who may have seen any suspicious activity around the Goldsworth Park area."

Police are also appealing for witnesses to a disturbance around 9-25pm in Tracious Close when a man was heard shouting. 

A 31-year-old man from Guildford was arrested at the scene of this disturbance in connection with the robbery and remains in custody at Guildford police station. The second man remains outstanding.

The suspect that entered the bookmakers is described as white, between 5ft 4 and 5ft 8, of a skinny build and was wearing a grey hooded top, blue jeans, a black hat, a black scarf over his face, blue jeans and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting crime reference WK/12/7635.


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