Masked raider leaves busi­nesses in fear

Cash stolen from book­ies in Den­ham Broad­way

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A MASKED rob­ber broke into a book­mak­ers, threat­ened a staff mem­ber and stole an undis­closed amount of money on Sun­day.

Two men were ar­rested on Mon­day in con­nec­tion with the rob­bery at Coral Rac­ing, Broad­way, Den­ham.

On Sun­day a man en­tered the book­mak­ers through the back door at about 6.30pm but the vic­tim was not in­jured.

The of­fender is white, ap­prox­i­mately 6ft tall, stocky, and was wear­ing dark cloth­ing and a face BEA­CONS­FIELD: A fam­ily fun con­cert is set to take place at a church.

The event will go ahead cov­er­ing.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Det Con Nick Hills, said: “I would like to speak to any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion which could as­sist with our en­quiries and any­one who saw any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously in the area at the time of the of­fence.”

Adis­orn Me­niem, man­ager of Coun­try Thai res­tau­rant, near to the shop, said: “I didn’t know any­thing un­til the po­lice knocked on the back­door. They said, did you see any­body? It’s not the first time it’s hap­pened though.”

As a busi­ness owner Mr Me­niem is wor­ried about his own safety, es­pe­cially as he said it has hap­pened be­fore.

He said: “We all worry about our safety,” and added: “I don’t know what they [the po­lice] can do to stop them.”

Staff mem­ber Tan Peach said: “It does make you feel scared. We’re mov­ing away be­cause it’s not com­fort­able.

“The peo­ple are nice around here but it’s not for any­body, ev­ery­body’s scared. It’s not safe for the busi­ness.”

Talk­ing about how to im­prove se­cu­rity she added: “I think we need more cam­eras.

“I think some­times in the night time you put the night cam­eras in but some­body breaks it but no­body knows who did it.”

A 21-year-old man from Hilling­don, Lon­don, was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of con­spir­acy to com­mit rob­bery and on sus­pi­cion of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled drug of class B – cannabis/cannabis resin.

A 26-year-old man from Maple Cross in Hert­ford­shire, was also ar­rested yesterday on sus­pi­cion of con­spir­acy to com­mit rob­bery. Both men were bailed un­til Au­gust 13.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is urged to con­tact the 24-hour Thames Val­ley Po­lice en­quiry cen­tre on 101. the day, and en­trance will be free. A vol­un­tary col­lec­tion will take place for the St Michael’s Cen­te­nary Fund.

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