Baseball bat-wielding robbers raid Westhoughton bookmakers

The Bolton News: Betfred in Westhoughton, which was raided by robbers armed with a baseball bat Betfred in Westhoughton, which was raided by robbers armed with a baseball bat

ARMED robbers threatened staff at a bookmakers with baseball bats before making off with hundreds of pounds.

Two men, one wielding a baseball bat, raided Betfred in Market Street, Westhoughton, at 6.40pm on Saturday.

The robbers threatened staff before fleeing on foot with cash.

No arrests have been made.

Cllr Christopher Peacock, who represents Westhoughton North and Chew Moor on Bolton Council, said: “Any crime within our town is a concern to us all. We will be working with our local neighbourhood policing team to help try to catch the individuals involved and I would urge anyone who may have any information to contact the police.”

Police have issued a description of one of the men. He is described as being 6ft tall, he was wearing a grey hooded top, had a balaclava covering his face.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 

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10:54am Mon 6 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Bookmakers are leeches who pray on the poorest people.
Bookmakers are leeches who pray on the poorest people. Jim271

12:47pm Mon 6 Jan 14

William2701 says...

Have to ask whether it is really that necessary for Bookmakers to be open at 6.40pm on a Saturday evening in January.
Have to ask whether it is really that necessary for Bookmakers to be open at 6.40pm on a Saturday evening in January. William2701

12:54pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Cllr Christopher Peacock, who represents Westhoughton North and Chew Moor on Bolton Council, said: “Any crime within our town is a concern to us all. We will be working with our local neighbourhood policing team to help try to catch the individuals involved and I would urge anyone who may have any information to contact the police.”

Go on then enlighten us Councillor,what exaxctly will you be doing to assist?
Cllr Christopher Peacock, who represents Westhoughton North and Chew Moor on Bolton Council, said: “Any crime within our town is a concern to us all. We will be working with our local neighbourhood policing team to help try to catch the individuals involved and I would urge anyone who may have any information to contact the police.” Go on then enlighten us Councillor,what exaxctly will you be doing to assist? cliff4treasurer

1:06pm Mon 6 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

The headline should have read,Robbers robbed.
The headline should have read,Robbers robbed. boltonnut

2:57pm Mon 6 Jan 14

waterbottle says...

Must have lost a heavy bet
Must have lost a heavy bet waterbottle

8:06pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Yoplait says...

I love the description of the robber. I know exactly who they're talking about.
I love the description of the robber. I know exactly who they're talking about. Yoplait

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