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Police hunt for clues in raid on Weymouth bookies
5:21pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
POLICE are seeking a man named 'George' who they believe saw a raid on a Weymouth bookies.
They want him and others witnesses to come forward after the robbery at the Coral shop on Lodmoor Hill on Saturday September 21.
Officers are also asking residents to check bushes in their gardens for hammers, baseball bats or similar weapons.
DS Nicky Baker, of Weymouth CID, said: “Our enquiries have revealed that there were a number of people in the area at the time that may have seen something.
"We have received lots of support from members of the public and we seek their continued assistance with the investigation.
“We are particularly keen to talk to an unknown man called George who was nearby at time the offence took place who we believe can help us with our enquiries.
"I would like to stress that he is a witness and not a suspect.
“I also ask residents to check the shrubbery and bushes in their gardens for any hammers, baseball bats or similar implements that may have been discarded by the offenders.
The raid took place at 8pm at Coral bookmakers in the Lodmoor Hill area on Dorchester Road.
Two men entered the premises wearing dark clothing, armed with baseball bats or similar implements, and a hammer.
They fled on foot towards Alexander Road, having stolen over £800 and a black leather purse.
No one was injured. DS Baker said: “Witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously before or after this incident are urged to call the police on 101 as soon as possible.”
A 25-year-old man of no fixed abode and a 26-year-old man from Weymouth were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
A 31-year-old Weymouth man was arrested on suspicion to conspire to commit robbery.
All men have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 23:154 or Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.
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