Shocked West Moors residents have reacted to last night’s news that a cleaver-wielding robber held up a local branch of betting shop Ladbrokes.
The incident happened at around 8pm yesterday, with the suspect threatening staff with a meat cleaver.
He made off with cash from the safe.
Buzz News reporter Emily Potter went out to gauge the feeling of residents following the incident.
Have a look at the video and quotes below:
Ken Burden, 68:
“Well, it just seems a shame really that it can happen in such a small village.
It’s not like it’s a large town because we are a little bit away from a lot of the bigger towns.
It’s such a shame they target a small company like that, I know that the company is a large company, but a small branch is what I should’ve said.”
Jenny Mills, 72:
“I think it’s frightening. You know, it’s a small village, always felt secure in the village. Very frightening and if they get these people they should come down a lot harder on them.”
Chris Wilson, 76:
“Well that’s the first I’ve heard of this robbery at Ladbrokes, I’m really absolutely disappointed because I always find that living in West Moors is a lovely sort of peaceful area and you don’t have things like that, so I’m really disappointed that’s happened actually.”
Buzz News reporter Hannah Rose Craven spoke to local resident Chelsea Dawson who was on the scene at the time:
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By Max Penny-Barrow