Police investigate betting shop armed robbery in Bedford

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after four balaclava clad men robbed a betting shop in Bedford.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:38 am

On Sunday, December 15, at around 7.30pm, the offenders entered Betfred, in Cardington Road, and hit a member of staff over the head with a baton-style object, causing minor injuries.

The men stole money before making off from the scene in a green Ford Mondeo.

The four men are described as white, wearing dark clothing, they are believed to have Irish accents.

Crime

Detective Sergeant Tammy Scrivens, investigating, said: “This was a clearly a very distressing incident for the member of staff involved and we do not tolerate this kind of violence in our county.

"We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the incident or witnessed the men entering or leaving the store to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting reference 40/72175/19, or report via the online reporting tool or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.