Armed Robbery At Coral Bookmakers Horley

30 October 2018, 09:27

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A man wearing a balaclava and armed with an axe has threatened staff at a bookies in Horley.

He got away with cash from Coral on the Brighton Road on Saturday night.

No-one was injured but we're told the workers were left in shock.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: "Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a man running towards Albert Road or Brighton Road afterwards.

"He is described as 5ft 8 inches tall, roughly 30 years of age, local accent, brown eyes and had stubble."

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Emma Gibson added: "This was an aggressive attack which left the staff in shock.

"We take all incidents of this nature very seriously and any information you have could help us identify the perpetrator and bring him to justice.

"If you were in the area at the time and noticed anybody matching the description running away from the bookmakers, please contact us immediately on 101 quoting PR/45180114946."

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.