A branch of Betfred in Wadebridge was held up by two gunmen. The police are hunting these two unidentified men bearing handguns with the intention to rob the staff of the said bookshop branch in Wadebridge at around 7:00 of night.
The two men were able to raid a quantity amount of cash from the shop’s branch located in the Platt and escaped probably using a silver coloured vehicle.
Luckily, nobody got hurt during the incident but it did create some noise all over town which is usually quiet, especially when tourists are in their respective homes.
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Martin Worthington, Devon and Cornwall police force incident manager inspector, states that they are already examining the CCTV footage and they are hoping to have a better description. They are also supporting the staff who were held up during the raid.
As seen by them in the CCTV, the police force said that the two unidentified gunmen were probably holding a weapon which is nearly described as a pistol, a type of handgun. They did not report publicly the amount of money that the gunmen acquired and only referred to it as a quantity of cash.
In addition, Inspector Worthington also described the two unidentified men to be wearing a mask, which is compulsory nowadays in most stores and is clad in a coloured black. He also did not publicize the number of staff members who were present at the raid.
The police force is appealing to the public for witnesses who may have seen the armed robbers of Betfred in the Platt located at Wadebridge. If you have any information, you should contact the police with their quoting log number 843 of November 4, 2020.