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Baseball Bat and Hammer Key Evidence in Weymouth Robbery


7:45am 9th October 2013
(Updated 8:08am 9th October 2013)

Officers are looking for a key witness to an alleged robbery at Coral Bookmakers on Dorchester Road in Weymouth.

The incident happened at 8pm on Saturday the 21st September .

Two men wearing dark clothing, armed with baseball bats and a hammer - went into the premises and stole cash and a black leather purse.

They fled the scene at Lodmoor Hill and ran off towards Alexander Road.

Detective Sergeant Nicky Baker, of Weymouth CID, said: "Our enquiries have revealed that there were a number of people in the area at the time that may have seen something. We have received lots of support from members of the public and we seek their continued assistance with the investigation.

"We are particularly keen to talk to an unknown man called George who was nearby at time the offence took place who we believe can help us with our enquiries. I would like to stress that he is a witness and not a suspect.

"I also ask residents to check the shrubbery and bushes in their gardens for any hammers, baseball bats or similar implements that may have been discarded by the offenders.

"Witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously before or after this incident are urged to call the police on 101 as soon as possible."

A 25-year-old man of no fixed abode and a 26-year-old man from Weymouth were arrested on suspicion of robbery.  A 31 year old Weymouth man was arrested on suspicion to conspire to commit robbery - all men have been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:154. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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