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Cash stolen during betting shop robbery in Portsmouth

Press Release   •   Dec 02, 2018 09:43 GMT

We are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a betting shop in Portsmouth.

Between 8pm and 8.20pm last night (Saturday 1 December), a man entered Betfred on Commercial Road before jumping the counter and grabbing the cashier whilst demanding money.

The man stole approximately £4,000 from a safe before leaving the premises.

He was described as:

  • White
  • Medium Build
  • Aged between 25 and 35
  • Around 6ft 1ins tall
  • Ginger hair with ginger stubble
  • Spoke with a local accent
  • Wearing a black hoodie

We are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw a man matching this description in the area around this time to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180449542, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.