Teenage girl robbed of thousands in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 14:45 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:55 02 July 2018

One of the men that the police wish to speak to in relation to the robbery in Hatfield. Picture: Supplied.

One of the men that the police wish to speak to in relation to the robbery in Hatfield. Picture: Supplied.

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Police have released dash cam footage after a Ladbrokes worker was robbed in Hatfield whilst carrying a large amount of the store's cash to bank.

Officers released the dash cam footage today of the offence in progress, as well as a still image, in order to identify the two suspects.

It happened in Wellfield Road, Hatfield, at 2.10pm on Monday, June 25.

The victim, an 18-year-old woman, works at Ladbrokes in Birchwood and had left the branch with thousands of pounds of the store’s cash takings in a bag, with the intention of banking it at a Post Office in the town centre.

Just after the junction with Burfield Close she was approached from behind by two men who threatened her before snatching the bag from her shoulder.

A member of the public, who captured the offence on their dash cam as they drove by, stopped and asked the victim if she was okay before taking her back to the Ladbrokes branch in The Common.

The victim was left uninjured but shaken by the ordeal.

Detective constable Andrew Greenman, who is investigating, said: “We are grateful to the member of the public who has shared their footage with us after being in the right place at the right time.

“We are following several lines of enquiry at this stage, one of which is appealing to the public to ask if they recognise the man pictured.

“If you do, please email me on andrew.greenman@herts.pnn.police.uk, report online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/11033/18.

“I want to reassure the victim that we are doing all we can to capture those responsible.”

A spokesman for Ladbrokes said: “This is a very serious incident and our security team is working closely with the police to assist with apprehending the two suspects.

“Our primary concern is for our colleague who was the victim of this crime and we will be providing her with all the support and assistance she requires.

“These incidents are very rare but Ladbrokes Coral carry out risk assessments of each and every betting shop to determine the policies deemed appropriate for each area.

“We will carry out a new risk assessment of this shop in the light of this serious incident.”

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