Robber armed with hammer raids Queens Road bookmakers

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  • Hammer-wielding robber hits bookmakers on Queens Road, Halifax
  • Suspect made off with a large amount of cash in the direction of Hanson Lane
  • Police are now asking anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward

A hammer-wielding robber stole a large amount of cash in a raid on a Halifax bookmakers.

The incident happened on Thursday, at around 8pm, when a man entered the Coral Bookmakers on Queens Road.

“Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident, but clearly this has been a frightening experience for those working in the bookmakers at the time. Enquiries are ongoing.” 

He smashed the glass screen with what is believed to be a hammer before making off with a large amount of cash in the direction of Hanson Lane. 

Detective Constable Will Burgess, of Calderdale CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was around the Queens Road area on Thursday evening and may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward. 

“Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident, but clearly this has been a frightening experience for those working in the bookmakers at the time. Enquiries are ongoing.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Burgess at Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13160290899