Update: Armed Robbery, Ladbrokes, Otley Road, Bradford

Friday 24 July, 2020

Detectives investigating a robbery at Ladbrokes betting shop have made two further arrests.

The incident happened at around 7:30pm on Wednesday 22 July at Ladbrokes on Otley Road. Two males entered the shop, both carrying machetes and demanded money.

They took money from the cashier and then fled the scene.

Two males were arrested overnight aged 20 and 32 and the 18-year-old male previously arrested has been charged.

Kyle Medas, 18, of Percival Street, Bradford was charged with robbery and will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court this morning.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Bradford CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13200367964.

 

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Thursday 23 July, 2020

Detectives in Bradford are investigating following an armed robbery on Otley Road.

The incident happened at around 7:30pm last night (22 July) at Ladbrokes betting shop. Two males entered the shop, both carrying machetes and demanded money.

They took money from the cashier and then fled the scene.

An 18-year-old male from Bradford was arrested close to the scene by nearby officers. He remains in custody at this time.

Officers also located a machete, money and balaclava in a nearby garden.

The second suspect was described as a white male, wearing a light grey Adidas jacket with white stripes, hood up and wearing a balaclava.

Enquiries remain ongoing including examination of CCTV in the area.

Detective Inspector Matt Walker, of Bradford CID, said: “Our investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Thankfully no one was injured during this incident, but it was very distressing for staff in the shop.

“Anyone who saw two males in the area or have any further information, is urged to come forward and assist with our enquiries. We are in particular asking people to come forward if they saw a blue/green Suzuki which was believed to be in the area.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident last night or has any further information is asked to contact Bradford CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13200367964. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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