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Armed Robber Targets Barnsley Bookies

Thursday March 20 2014


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A BALACLAVA clad armed robber struck at a Barnsley bookies on Tuesday night.

Bet Fred, on Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe was targeted at around 8.50pm.

The suspect, who was armed with a knife, threatened staff and made off with a small quantity of cash.

It is unclear if he ran off or fled the scene in a vehicle.

He was a white male, about 6 feet tall, of medium or stocky build, and had his face covered with a balaclava.

Witnesses have also reported seeing a dark coloured Audi A4 near the premises shortly before the robbery happened and detectives are keen to hear from anyone who knows something about the vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1022 of 18 March, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by Jimbo on Thursday March 20 2014 at 16:35
Hope they get the thieving tow rag!!

Reply Posted by Justin Credible on Thursday March 20 2014 at 16:47
I think you'll find it's TOE rag not tow rag.......but then again hardly anyone knows grammar these days!!!

Reply Posted by Claire on Thursday March 20 2014 at 17:09
This type of news is sadly not surprising anymore.

Also, technically it's spelling, not grammar...

Reply Posted by stella on Thursday March 20 2014 at 22:35
its goldthorpe wat do u expect !!!!!!

Reply Posted by carl on Thursday March 20 2014 at 22:56
ITS NOT GOLDTHORPE ITS THE SCUM THEY HAVE PUT HERE ...........

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday March 20 2014 at 22:58
So carl....that now means its GOLDTHORPE! Duh!

Reply Posted by Carl on Friday March 21 2014 at 13:00
Yes but it's all the scum they have put here from other areas ....

Reply Posted by Having a laugh on Friday March 21 2014 at 13:13
Scums always been there

Reply Posted by tez on Friday March 21 2014 at 13:38
just because it happened in goldthorpe does not mean they came from there
there is scum like this in the other surrounding villages

Reply Posted by Fred on Friday March 21 2014 at 18:00
No blame towards Lady Thatcher so far. Im shocked!

Reply Posted by Alex on Saturday March 22 2014 at 20:17
@Jimbo and Justin Credible. You both are right, "Tow Rag" means a low-life, scum, or loser, this was the spelling if it as it was originally a British Royal Naval term meaning, a bit of rag. It was later changed to toe.

Anyway, does it really matter if someone can't spell every word? This was about a theft and a scary one at that!



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