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Police issue e-fit of man

PUBLISHED: 17:05 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:07 05 July 2010

POLICE today issued an image of a man they are hunting in connection with a robbery at a Lowestoft betting shop, in which the manager was pinned to the ground and punched.

POLICE today issued an image of a man they are hunting in connection with a robbery at a Lowestoft betting shop, in which the manager was pinned to the ground and punched.

Nearly £1,000 was stolen during the raid at Tote Sport, in Raglan Street, at about 7.45pm on Tuesday, August 5.

Manager Grant Holwell was treated for cuts to his head and arm after one robber burst behind the shop counter and attacked him.

Two men are being hunted for the robbery and police have now issued an e-fit of what one of them looks like.

The suspects walked into the shop and asked 49-year-old Mr Holwell where the dog betting slips were. Seconds later he heard a loud bang and was assaulted by the man he was talking to, who then stole cash from the safe. No weapons were seen.

The man in the e-fit is described as white, with a tanned complexion, in his late 20s to 30s, 5ft 10ins-5ft 11ins, 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 north-eastern accent.

His accomplice was white, of a similar age, about 6ft, of thin build, with short hair and was wearing a racing green coloured bomber-style jacket, a dark coloured T-shirt and a baseball cap. He also had a tattoo on his neck.

Contact Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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