Meat-cleaver wielding raider seen off by brave shop staff

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A meat cleaver wielding would-be robber did not get any money from a betting shop after staff stood up to his demands.

Shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday, October 9, a man went into BetFred, in the Dronfield Civic Centre, carrying a meat cleaver.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “He demanded cash but staff at the shop refused and the man left empty-handed, leaving the cleaver behind.”

He is described as white and wore black lycra jogging bottoms, a blue top with the hood up and he had his face covered by lycra type material, possibly a bandana.

Two people in the shop at the time, a man and woman, were not injured.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Simon Rogers on 101, quoting reference 16000315364.

Or send him a message by clicking here .

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.