Appeal Following Robbery at Bookmakers

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at Coral Bookmakers on Bishopton Road West, Stockton.

The incident happened at around 8.50pm on Friday 24th August. The male suspect threatened staff members with a metal bar before leaving with a quantity of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft 10” tall and wearing a black hooded top. He left the scene in a black jeep-style car, possibly a Kia Sportage, which was parked near to the Stock Lodge Pub (formerly The Rimswell Pub). The vehicle had blacked out windows and exhausts on either side of the bumper.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Kev Middleton from Stockton Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 156384. Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.