Knifemen storm bookies in terrifying armed robbery
VIOLENT robbers held a knife to a deputy manager's throat at a Belsize Park bookies before beating him up during a terrifying armed raid on Tuesday night. The employee was hit with a gun and punched and kicked several times during the robbery at William H
VIOLENT robbers held a knife to a deputy manager's throat at a Belsize Park bookies before beating him up during a terrifying armed raid on Tuesday night.
The employee was hit with a gun and punched and kicked several times during the robbery at William Hill in Haverstock Hill.
It is the second armed robbery on a Haverstock Hill business in two weeks. Starbucks staff were held up at gunpoint on the evening of January 11.
At about 9.30pm, half an hour before it was due to close, two men entered the bookies and began threatening two workers aged 20 and 25.
An employee told the Ham&High on Wednesday: "They came into the shop and held what looked like a gun to them.
"They forced them to come out from behind the counter and lock the doors so no-one else could come in. The men then forced them back behind the counter and took the money.
- 1 Royal Free denies allowing Tory MP to influence medical decision
- 2 Heath patrols to increase after fisherman robbed at knifepoint
- 3 Family pay tribute to schoolgirl at West Hampstead bridge restoration
- 4 Covid admissions on the rise at north London hospitals
- 5 Academy to crack down on 'boisterous' behaviour after inspection
- 6 'Buying maternity clothes seemed so wasteful': Former fashion editor's mission
- 7 Bow Lock murder defendants blame each other for fatal attack
- 8 New Wendy's opens its doors in Camden
- 9 Camden Council settles £130m Chalcots lawsuit for £19m
- 10 Six Hampstead Town by-election candidates seeking votes on July 7
"They were obviously both shaken. The deputy was punched and was cut above the eye. He also had a knife held to his throat.
"There have been two robberies around here now so it is a bit worrying. Everyone has to be vigilant now."
The victim was taken to the Royal Free Hospital, where he was treated and later discharged.
The suspects were black and a dark-skinned European.
No arrests have been made yet and inquiries continue.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 020-8358 1751 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.