Hunt for bet­ting shop rob­bery sus­pect

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Repton Manor Barn -

A de­scrip­tion of a man sus­pected of rob­bing a bet­ting shop in Ash­ford has been re­leased by po­lice.

Of­fi­cers were called to Bet­fred in New Rents just be­fore mid­day last Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing re­ports a cus­tomer had threat­ened staff be­fore steal­ing cash.

No weapons were used. It is not known how much cash was stolen.

A wit­ness said that foren­sic of­fi­cers were sent to the shop and that other cus­tomers gave state­ments to the po­lice.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched and po­lice have re­leased a de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect. He is of Asian ap­pear­ance, in his mid 20s, medium build with cropped dark brown hair. He was wear­ing dark cloth­ing, jeans and white train­ers and had a bag on his back.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call po­lice on 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence ZY/29001/15

Pic­ture: Andy Clark

Po­lice out­side Bet­fred

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