Staff member sustains injuries in robbery at Thetford bookmakers

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Detectives are investigating after a robbery took place at a Thetford bookmakers yesterday.

The incident took place at around 9pm at Coral, in Well Street, when two men entered the shop and assaulted a member of staff, kicking and punching him to the ground.

An undisclosed sum of cash was taken from the till, along with the victim’s mobile phone. The offenders then ran off in the direction of the town centre.

The victim, a man in his 30s, sustained cuts and bruises to his hands and face.

The first suspect is described as of Asian appearance, around 5ft 8in, of medium build, with short hair and wearing a blue jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

The second suspect is described as of Asian appearance, around 5ft 8/9in, of a tubby build, with stubble facial hair and wearing a blue gilet, grey top, grey tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with this incident and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He remains in custody.

Det Con Scott Malcolmson would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, in particular anyone who saw two men running from the scene towards the town centre, or has information concerning it.

He can be contacted on 101, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.