Corby bookies manager threatened and robbed

Coral bookmakers, Corby
Coral bookmakers, Corby

A manager at a Corby bookmakers was threatened with violence by two men who made off with a ‘considerable’ amount of cash.

Two men entered the Coral bookmaker in Greenhill Rise at around 9.15pm on Monday evening (November 25) with their faces covered.

A police spokesman said: “They stood by the fruit machines for a few minutes and one of the men then forced his way through the office door, threatening the manager with violence if he did not open the safe.

“The second man meanwhile remained on the shop floor where a cleaner was working.

“The manager opened the safe and a considerable amount of money and a computer tablet were stolen. The first man then tried to damage a CCTV camera.

“The second man then grabbed the cleaner and locked him in the toilet. Both men then ran out of the shop.”

The first man is described as white, 6ft 2ins of slim build. He wore dark clothing with a red-and-black lumberjack pattern hat that covered his ears, a black-and-white scarf and bright green woolly gloves. He spoke with a local accent.

The second man is white, 6ft of stocky build. He was wearing a navy blue quilted hooded jacket, black gloves and a dark scarf.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.