CCTV image of man suspected of Worthing betting shop theft

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POLICE have released a picture of a man wanted on suspicion of grabbing £2,000 from behind the till at a betting shop.

The man is described as white, in his 30’s, with short dark hair and a well trimmed beard. He was around 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in and wore a blue vertical striped shirt and dark trousers.

He stole £2,000 from Ladbrokes in South Street, at around 1.30pm on Tuesday, May 10.

Detective Constable Duncan Peake said: “The suspect snatched the cash as it was being counted by a member of staff and ran from the shop towards the seafront. I am appealing to the public to help identify this man. If you think you may know who he is, please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 809 of 10/05 or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.