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18 December 2013, 06:00
Police in Luton are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an armed robbery was reported on Friday, December 13.
The incident happened at approximately 5.10pm when a man forced his way through the back door of Genting’s Casino in Skimpot Road, at the junction of Craddock Road. He then threatened a member of staff with a gun and forced them to hand over a substantial amount of cash.
The offender is described as a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, snap on gloves, which were taped at the cuffs, and a black shiny jacket. He was carrying a rucksack, possibly with a Nike logo.
A short piece of CCTV footage has also been released showing some of the incident in a hope that the clothing worn by the offender may help identify him.
The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Constable Tom Hamm, is keen to trace anyone who can help identify the offender or any motorists who saw the motorcyclist leave the scene, perhaps riding erratically.
DC Hamm said: “We know the roads in the area were extremely busy at the time the offence happened and it is possible that motorists saw a motorcycle leave the car park of the casino but didn’t take much notice. However, even the smallest amount of information is vital to this investigation and could help identify the man responsible so I would urge members of the public with information to speak to officers, in confidence.”
Anyone with information relating to this investigation can contact Detective Constable Hamm, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394498, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.