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Ladbrokes Shop in Glasgow City Centre Target of Armed Robbery

This past weekend a Ladbrokes retail shop was the target of an armed robbery, stealing a large amount of cash and leaving staff shaken by the experience.

The robbery took place on May 29th at around 9:30pm, when an armed man wearing two different sets of glasses entered the shop and demanded money from the staff. The employees complied, and nobody was hurt, although there was a fair bit of fear put into the workers. The robber is described as a caucasian man standing about 5 foot 10 inches in his 50s. He has grey or white stubble, and was found to be wearing a fisherman's cap, two sets of glasses, a white scarf, dark jumper, and blue jacket.

Commenting on the robbery Detective Constable Joseph Keith said, "I'm appealing for anyone with any information to contact us regarding this robbery. The City Centre was busy at the time of the incident, and we know from CCTV that he ran past a number of people as he made his escape through the town."

"We are conducting door to door enquiries and continuing to analyse available CCTV. Any information you have, no matter how small, could make a real difference as part of our broader investigation."

Those with information are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 0800-555-111. All information provided is anonymous.

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31 May 2016 - 10:40pm

Well I guess you can't stop this things to happen , the most important thing is that no one from the employees was heard. I wonder why this guy needed two pairs of glasses Thinking Smile

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1 June 2016 - 11:52pm

This is a common problem. The big bookies only staff their stores with one person, even at night. A few years ago a guy was killed by an angry punter with a hammer. There is a very long but interesting article about the murder here that I read yesterday in fact.

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2 June 2016 - 10:19pm

Yeah it's really been a comprehensive article, didn't read it in full but it's quite dangerous job obviously and probably bookies could afford to pay for more than one staff person on a store. In general I think the number of this stores would be reduced in future because of the increasing potential of the online booking.

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