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Bookmakers in town targeted by thieves

PUBLISHED: 09:52 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:00 05 July 2010

ROBBERS raided a bookmakers in Lowestoft and injured a shop worker before fleeing with an unknown amount of cash.

Detectives are seeking information after the Tote Sport bookmakers in Raglan Street was targeted by thieves around 7.

ROBBERS raided a bookmakers in Lowestoft and injured a shop worker before fleeing with an unknown amount of cash.

Detectives are seeking information after the Tote Sport bookmakers in Raglan Street was targeted by thieves around 7.45pm to 7.50pm on Tuesday, August 5.

A man was working in the shop when two men walked in and one engaged him in conversation. The member of staff then got on with his work but heard a loud bang and was then assaulted by the man he had been talking to.

The man then took a quantity of cash from the safe and both men left.

The shop worker suffered a cut to his elbow and a cut to his temple and was left shocked by the incident. He was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene.

No weapons were seen in the burglary.

One of the men is described as white with a tanned complexion, in his late 20s to 30s, 5ft 10ins- 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build, with short dark hair, and was wearing a dark coloured jumper and light blue faded jeans. He spoke with what appeared to be a Geordie accent.

The other was white, of similar age, slightly taller around 6ft - 6ft 1in tall, of thin build, with short cropped hair at the back, and was wearing a racing green coloured bomber-style jacket, a dark coloured T-shirt underneath and a baseball cap. He also had a tattoo on his neck.

If you recognise these descriptions or were you in the Raglan Street area around this time on Tuesday, information should be directed to Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.


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