Shock after knife-point robbery at Mansfield bookies

Market traders have spoken of their shock following a knife-point robbery in Mansfield.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 3:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:22 pm
A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield Market place. Photo: Dan Hobson

A security guard was injured while detaining a man in Market Place, Mansfield, following the robbery at Betfred at about 11.15am today.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and wounding with intent in connection with the incident.

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A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield market place. A sign on the door informs customers the bookies is closed due to unforseen circumstances. Photo: Dan Hobson

Shortly before 3pm, staff at the bookmakers were closing the store early. No members of staff made a comment in relation to the robbery.

A sign on the door simply said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we are closed until further notice. Sorry.”

One trader at the scene said: “It is a surprise. We didn’t see anything really, just a lot of police activity around the corner.

“It is a shock that this happened.”

A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield market place. A sign on the door informs customers the bookies is closed due to unforseen circumstances. Photo: Dan Hobson