UPDATED: Bookies raided and customers threatened by man armed with baseball bat

The Coral bookmakers in Meadowcroft

The Coral bookmakers in Meadowcroft

A thief brandished a baseball bat and threatened customers and staff before making off with cash in a bookies raid.

The robber, who police believe acted alone, smashed security glass at the Coral bookmakers in Meadowcroft at around 8.15pm last night.

A ‘fairly significant’ amount of money was taken in the robbery, and a 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the crime.

The Aylesbury man is currently being questioned by police, and there has been a police presence at an address on Stonehaven Road, off of the Bicester Road, since yesterday evening.

Police confirmed this scene watch was part of their ongoing inquiries into the incident.

Anyone with any information about the raid is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101.


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