Police appeal following attempted robbery in Thatcham

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an attempted robbery at a betting shop in Thatcham.

The incident took place at around 6pm on Wednesday 23rd January at Ladbrokes on Bath Road.

The offender entered the premises, carrying a knife and a black holdall bag and went behind the counter and took cash from one of the tills.

The offender dropped the cash and a knife (pictured) after a member of the public tripped him. He ran away heading towards Green Lane and Lower Way. Police recovered the knife at the scene.

The offender, described as a male, around 5ft 10ins tall and of average build was wearing dark clothing and a dark face covering.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Pam Finch from Newbury CID said: “The knife recovered at the scene is very distinctive. If you recognise it, or have information that could help us to identify the owner, please contact Thames Valley Police.”

Anyone who has information about this incident can report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190024120. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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