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Two people arrested after Norwich betting shop robbed at knife point

PUBLISHED: 16:50 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:56 02 July 2018

The Betfred on London Street was robbed. Picture: Archant

The Betfred on London Street was robbed. Picture: Archant

Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Norwich betting shop which saw members of staff threatened with a knife.

Detectives are investigating the incident at Betfred, in London Street in the city centre, which happened at about 9.45pm on Sunday, July 1.

A man entered the shop and threatened two members of staff with a knife. He demanded money and left with cash.

Police said no-one was injured in the incident and no customers were present at the time.

Two people have since been arrested in connection with the incident, and remain in police custody where they will be questioned.

As detectives were investigating the incident, a man who was seen by a passer-by taking a tie from a memorial to David Hastings, who was murdered in Rose Lane Car Park earlier this month, believed police were looking for him.

He fled police, running into the road and was hit by a car. He suffered minor injuries, and is not connected to the robbery.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about the robbery. Witnesses should contact detective constable Andy Collinson at Norwich CID on 101.

No-one from Betfred was available for comment.


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