Police appeal for witnesses after robbery at Halifax bookmakers

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man raided a bookmakers in Halifax last Thursday.

The incident occurred around at 5.50pm on Clare Road, when a man entered the premises and jumped over the counter.

He pushed a female staff member out of the way, before making off with the till and its contents in the direction of the town centre.  

The victim received slight injuries.  

The suspect is described as a white male, approx 5’9 tall. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and his face was partially covered. 

Detective Sergeant Damon Walker of Calderdale CID said; “Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured however this has been a frightening experience for them.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in and around the area near Clare Road yesterday evening and who may have seen a man matching the description acting suspiciously, or running away from the scene to get in touch. Enquiries are ongoing.” 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13160436874. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.