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Staff threatened with hammer and knife in betting shop raid
RAIDERS, armed with a hammer and a knife, are being hunted by detectives after holding up a bookmakers.
The raid happened at Corals on the Broadway, in Tilbury when the thugs burst in at 8.30pm on Monday.
One of the thugs began smashing a glass panel at the counter with the hammer until it smashed. He then ordered the terrified cashier to fill up a bag with cash.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Tilbury.
The hammer-wielding robber is described as white, 6ft tall, aged 30 to 35, of medium build and wore a hood or hat and a red face mask.
His accomplice, the knifeman, was also white, 6ft tall, aged 30 to 35 and wore a mask over his face.
Both robbers fled along the alleyway between the rear of the old post office and Scrutton Maltby Sports & Social Club.
Witnesses can contact Grays CID, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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