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Robber wearing balaclava threatened woman, 60, with knife during robbery at bookmakers in Chesham

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A robber wearing a balaclava and carrying a knife struck at a bookmakers in Chesham on Thursday 27th December 2018.

At around 9.30pm a man wearing a balaclava ran into the Betfred bookmakers store in the High Street, Chesham. He produced a knife towards a member of staff, a woman in her sixties, and tried to take money from the staff member’s hand. The woman suffered slight bruising and a scratch to her hand during the robbery.

The member of staff resisted, however the offender fled the shop with a small amount of cash.

The robber is described as a white man in his late twenties, of a slim build and around 5ft 8ins tall. He had fair hair, and was wearing a green balaclava.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Hannah Davison, of Aylesbury Force CID, said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses to this incident which was a scary experience for the victim.

We are appealing for anyone who saw or heard something that could help us with our investigation.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the robbery to call 101 quoting 43180393613. Reports can also be made online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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