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Man with meat cleaver robs Ladbrokes betting shop in Lincoln

By Barnaby_B  |  Posted: January 14, 2013

  • CCTV of the suspect following a robbery at Ladbrokes in Guildhall Street, Lincoln

  • CCTV of the suspect following a robbery at Ladbrokes in Guildhall Street, Lincoln

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A man has brandished a 'meat cleaver' in a robbery at a Ladbrokes betting shop in Lincoln.

The offender entered the shop in Guildhall Street at around 7pm on Saturday, took out what appeared to be a meat cleaver and demanded money. He left with a quantity of cash and no-one was hurt.

He was wearing a blue, hooded top, blue jeans and black trainers. He had a scarf covering his face and a black hat. He left riding a white bicycle and was carrying the cash in an orange Hessian cash handling bag.

Police are appealing for anyone who thinks they may know this offender, or witnessed the incident, to get in touch with them as soon as possible

They are also appealing for anyone who finds an abandoned white bicycle, or discarded orange cash bag to call them immediately.

Call A/DS Mark Booth or DC Kate Blackwell at Lincoln CID via the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 324 of January 12, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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