Attempted Armed Robbery At Betting Shop

Police in Southampton are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a betting shop in Woolston.

At around 6.35pm on Saturday April 14, a man went into Ladbrokes in Victoria Road and demanded money from staff there. 

He showed what may have been a handgun to the staff. 

The staff members refused to hand over any money and the man left on a black moutain bike- along Portswood Road towards the Itchen Bridge roundabout. 

Police want to speak to this man

The man is descibed as: 

-White 

-25-mid 30s 

-5ft 7-5ft 10 tall 

-Medium build 

-Wearing a light grey hooded top with the hood up and pulled tightly around his face; blue jeans and dark green trench coat 

-He had a strong accent-possibly Irish. 

 

DC Danielle Daltrey who is investigating said:

“This was a busy day for the shop as it was Grand National Day. Although the man left empty handed, this is a serious incident which resulted in staff being left scared and shaken. 

“We’d like to hear from anyone who was in Ladbrokes around this time, or who saw a man cycling away from the shop.” 

She added: “If you do recognise the man in the CCTV images please contact us.” 


Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Daltrey on 101 or via the website

www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm 

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously. 

Minicom users should call 01962 875000.

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