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Armed robbery at Coral bookmakers in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 11:21 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:30 13 July 2018

Police were called to an incident at Coral bookmakers in Quebec Road, Norwich last night (July 11).
Photo: Archant

Police were called to an incident at Coral bookmakers in Quebec Road, Norwich last night (July 11). Photo: Archant

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Police are investigating a suspected armed robbery at a Norwich bookmakers.

Police were called to an incident at Coral bookmakers in Quebec Road, Norwich last night (July 11).
Photo: ArchantPolice were called to an incident at Coral bookmakers in Quebec Road, Norwich last night (July 11). Photo: Archant

Officers were called to the Coral bookmakers, in Quebec Road, shortly before 8.15pm last night.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “Officers were called at about 8.13pm to reports a man had entered the Coral bookmakers, in Quebec Road, and demanded cash from a member of staff.

“It is believed the man was armed with a type of firearm at the time of the incident and he made off from the scene with an unknown quantity of cash.”

The police spokesman said specialist officers were deployed to the scene at the time and that the member of staff was not injured.

Police were called to an incident at Coral bookmakers in Quebec Road, Norwich last night (July 11).
Photo: ArchantPolice were called to an incident at Coral bookmakers in Quebec Road, Norwich last night (July 11). Photo: Archant

People living close by spoke of how there was a high police presence in the area on Wednesday night with about four police cars, a dog unit and a forensic van called out to the incident.

Margery Moore, 73, said: “I just saw all the police. This happened at about 7.30pm or 8pm.

“All I saw was the police car parked across the road.

“Three or four police officers went to the back of the bookies and then I saw police out the front guarding the door.

Coral on Quebec Road, Norwich. Picture Archant.Coral on Quebec Road, Norwich. Picture Archant.

“It was about 11.10pm when the police left.

“I did not know what was going on.”

Gwen Curtis, 64, added: “I just saw there was a foresics van out there and went outdoors and saw the police officers.

“The van was here until about 11pm.

“We’ve had it (incidents like this) before.

“I see it all here. We have always got police out here. It is worrying. It has got bad on this corner.”

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