UPDATE: Police release CCTV of armed robbery suspect

This Is Wiltshire: UPDATE: Police release CCTV of armed robbery suspect UPDATE: Police release CCTV of armed robbery suspect

Police in Swindon have released CCTV of a man sought following an armed robbery at a town centre bookmakers this morning, Friday 28 March.

Officers were called to Ladbrokes bookmakers at 9.40am following reports of man entering the shop and using a handgun to demand money from the till.

He then left the store and the area on foot and is believed to have taken approximately £400 in notes in a rucksack.

Searches of the area, including use of the police helicopter, have been on-going in the town.

CCTV images of a man that officers want to speak to have been released and anyone who recognises him are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A female cashier, who the man approached, is currently being supported by officers and assisting us with our enquiries.

Central Inspector Paul Saunders said: "We currently have officers on the ground supporting both the victim and assisting the investigation team.

"We appreciate that incidents like this can be frightening for any community but we are using all necessary resources to find this man.

"There is and there will continue to be an increased visible presence of police in the town today and anyone with concerns can approach officers who will happy to discuss these."

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3:52pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mrwoo says...

hahaha what a numpty, rob a bookies, no mask, in the morning before the racing starts and gets only a few hundred quid. CCTV derrrrrrrrrrrr! Swindon's dumbest criminal, what a complete muppet!
hahaha what a numpty, rob a bookies, no mask, in the morning before the racing starts and gets only a few hundred quid. CCTV derrrrrrrrrrrr! Swindon's dumbest criminal, what a complete muppet! mrwoo
  • Score: 12

5:45pm Fri 28 Mar 14

King Doink says...

Oh dear!! When people see that in the news, what will they think of Swindonians!! The first poster has summed him up really well!
Oh dear!! When people see that in the news, what will they think of Swindonians!! The first poster has summed him up really well! King Doink
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Iheartswindonia says...

Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud
Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud Iheartswindonia
  • Score: 2

7:14pm Fri 28 Mar 14

sputnik says...

its Gary off Coronation Sstreet
its Gary off Coronation Sstreet sputnik
  • Score: 12

8:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

dukeofM4 says...

Small time raider nothing more nothing less.
Small time raider nothing more nothing less. dukeofM4
  • Score: -3

9:18pm Fri 28 Mar 14

primrose13 says...

Iheartswindonia wrote:
Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud
I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum
[quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud[/p][/quote]I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum primrose13
  • Score: 5

10:45pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Iheartswindonia says...

primrose13 wrote:
Iheartswindonia wrote:
Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud
I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum
**** it, thought I could pop to bath this weekend and mutter under my breath about how that bath rabble are are tarnishing the good name of swindonites....will just have to head to Trowbridge to get on my high horse instead.
[quote][p][bold]primrose13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud[/p][/quote]I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum[/p][/quote]**** it, thought I could pop to bath this weekend and mutter under my breath about how that bath rabble are are tarnishing the good name of swindonites....will just have to head to Trowbridge to get on my high horse instead. Iheartswindonia
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Iheartswindonia says...

Iheartswindonia wrote:
primrose13 wrote:
Iheartswindonia wrote:
Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud
I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum
**** it, thought I could pop to bath this weekend and mutter under my breath about how that bath rabble are are tarnishing the good name of swindonites....will just have to head to Trowbridge to get on my high horse instead.
Can you not say **** ...d a m n?
[quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]primrose13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud[/p][/quote]I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum[/p][/quote]**** it, thought I could pop to bath this weekend and mutter under my breath about how that bath rabble are are tarnishing the good name of swindonites....will just have to head to Trowbridge to get on my high horse instead.[/p][/quote]Can you not say **** ...d a m n? Iheartswindonia
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Iheartswindonia says...

Iheartswindonia wrote:
Iheartswindonia wrote:
primrose13 wrote:
Iheartswindonia wrote:
Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud
I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum
**** it, thought I could pop to bath this weekend and mutter under my breath about how that bath rabble are are tarnishing the good name of swindonites....will just have to head to Trowbridge to get on my high horse instead.
Can you not say **** ...d a m n?
Hehe what about flip f l i p
[quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]primrose13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iheartswindonia[/bold] wrote: Looks like bath scum, not swindon scum.....never been so proud[/p][/quote]I went to school with him unfortunately swindon scum[/p][/quote]**** it, thought I could pop to bath this weekend and mutter under my breath about how that bath rabble are are tarnishing the good name of swindonites....will just have to head to Trowbridge to get on my high horse instead.[/p][/quote]Can you not say **** ...d a m n?[/p][/quote]Hehe what about flip f l i p Iheartswindonia
  • Score: -1

2:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

daws says...

sure it aint Freddie Flintoff?
sure it aint Freddie Flintoff? daws
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ChannelX says...

Not to worry, get Swindon's criminal support duo on the case and he'll be looking at, what, a whopping 12 months behind bars?

UK Sentencing Guidelines: Armed robbery - Theft Act 1968 s.8(1) - Maximum sentence:

LIFE
Not to worry, get Swindon's criminal support duo on the case and he'll be looking at, what, a whopping 12 months behind bars? UK Sentencing Guidelines: Armed robbery - Theft Act 1968 s.8(1) - Maximum sentence: LIFE ChannelX
  • Score: 0

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