Surrey betting shop robbery: Police look for witnesses

  • 18 December 2012
  • From the section Surrey

Police are seeking witnesses in three different Surrey locations after armed robbers held up a betting shop.

A man threatened staff with a knife and stole cash from Corals in Knaphill High Street, while a second waited outside.

A man was later spotted burning clothes a few miles away, in Goldsworth Park, Woking, and police were then called to a disturbance in nearby Tracious Close.

One person was arrested in the close in connection with the robbery. A second man is still being sought.

'Frightening and distressing'

Surrey Police wants to hear from anyone who saw or heard any of the three incidents, which happened between Monday afternoon and late evening.

Det Sgt Timothy Hadfield said: "Although no-one was injured, this was a frightening and distressing incident for the staff."

The man who held up Corals staff at about 17:45 was between 5ft 4in and 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a grey hooded top, a black hat, black gloves and a black scarf over his face.

A police spokeswoman said she was not aware of any links with other robberies in the county.

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