Armed police called to Chesterfield bookmakers after masked robber swipes ‘significant’ amount of cash

Ladbrokes on Sheffield Road. Photo: Google Images.
Ladbrokes on Sheffield Road. Photo: Google Images.

Armed officers were called to a Chesterfield bookmakers after a masked robber made off with cash from the site.

Officers swooped on Ladbrokes on Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, just after 7.15pm on Monday, November 19.

A man had entered the shop and demanded money. He left moments later with a ‘significant quantity’ of cash.

Police would not confirm whether or not the robber was carrying a weapon.

He was dressed in dark overalls and was wearing a balaclava.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time – particularly anyone with dash cam footage or CCTV.

If you have any information which might help, get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Remember to qote the reference number 18000560465 in any correspondence.

· Facebook – private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

· Twitter – direct message @DerPolContact

· Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

· Phone – call 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.