Man ‘grabbed cashier’ in frightening Portsmouth robbery

Police have been investigating the incident
Police have been investigating the incident

POLICE officers are appealing for witnesses after a betting shop in Portsmouth was robbed to the tune of around £4,000.

Between 8-8.20pm on Saturday, December 1, a man went into the Betfred in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, jumping the counter and grabbing the cashier as he demanded money.

The man stole around £4,000 from a safe before leaving the store.

He has been described as a ginger white man between 25 and 35 years old, who was around 6ft 1in tall and of medium build, with stubble and a local accent.

The man was also wearing a black hoodie at the time.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call 101, quoting the crime reference number 44180449542