Monday, March 05, 2007

National appeal for this Spalding robber...

Low-crime counties like Lincolnshire don't often warrant a special mention on TV’s Crimewatch. But tonight, Spalding officers will make a national appeal to try to catch a robber who used a gun to frighten staff at a Spalding bookies.

It happened at 6.25pm on Wednesday 29th November at Ladbrookes on Sheepmarket. The robber used a black handgun, thought to be a semi-automatic pistol, to threaten staff. They then put some cash in the white plastic bag he provided.

The robber is described as a thin white male, aged between mid 40's and early 50's, about six feet tall. He was wearing a green 'fisherman's' hat, black glasses, a three-quarter length coat, gloves and a checked scarf pulled over his face.

No-one was physically injured in the robbery but the three Ladbrookes staff on duty at the time were badly shaken by the experience of looking down the wrong end of a handgun.

Let's hope that the CCTV footage to be shown on Crimewatch will identify the robber or at least jog someone’s memory about the incident.

Crimewatch is on BBC 1 at 9pm tonight.

2 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Come on Phil...not like you to miss out on a story.

Where's the blog on Lord Levy then?

fairdealphil said...

welcome back Geoffrey...

i'm sure you don't really need me to guide you to the blogs on Lord Levy....there's no shortage of them.

i'd prefer to wait for the outcome of the investigation and any charges that may follow rather than relying on the drip, drip trial by media...