Cheltenham: Police Search For Bookmakers Money

21 February 2014, 17:24 | Updated: 21 February 2014, 17:26


Police in Cheltenham want to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of cash stolen from a bookmakers in the town and then discarded.

Several hundred pounds was stolen from the shop in Rotunda Terrace in Montpellier Street, Cheltenham shortly before 3pm on Thursday February 20. 

A man jumped over the counter and took the money from an open till before making off. It is thought that this cash was then discarded in public view on the alleyway that runs between Parabola Road and Malvern Road at around 3.10pm. 

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen this cash and know of its whereabouts to ring 101 quoting incident 245 of February 20. 

A 24-year-old Cheltenham man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection with this offence and has been bailed to return to Cheltenham Police Station on March 1, pending further inquiries. 

A police spokesperson said: "People are reminded that everyone should take reasonable steps to return money found in the streets. In this case, due to the amount, reasonable steps would be to hand it into their local police station. 

"Failure to take those steps could result in an offence being committed, so please do the right thing and don't be tempted to profit from this crime."