Man arrested after masked raider armed with hammer robs William Hill bookmakers

A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a masked raider armed with hammer stole cash from William Hill bookmakers.

Monday, 8th October 2018, 12:34 pm
Updated Monday, 8th October 2018, 12:43 pm
William Hill Bookmakers, Sixth Street, Horden.

He remains in police custody where he is being questioned by officers.

A spokesman for the force said: "A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at William Hill bookmakers in Sixth Street, Horden on Saturday evening.

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"He is currently in custody and is being questioned by officers."

A masked man entered the premises and threatened staff with a hammer, before making off with a quantity of cash.

A reward has been offered, by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), for information that successfully leads to a conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.

Callers are asked to quote incident number 419 of Oct 6 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.