Robbery at Betfred

The shop in Cinqueports Street

Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Rye.

At about 9:15pm on Wednesday August 23, a masked man entered Betfred in Cinque Ports Street, threatened staff with a suspected firearm and demanded money.

The member of staff handed over a quantity of cash in notes before the suspect made off in the direction of The Crown public house.

Three customers were also present in the store when the incident occurred. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 6in, of medium build. He had a slight tan and spoke with a gravelly voice. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood over his head and a black mask covering the lower half of his face.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1379 of 23/08.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Sussex Police




Photo: Kenneth Bird


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