Man charged following armed robbery at Slough betting shop

David Lee

David Lee

Reports of violent crime to Thames Valley Police increased by 30 per cent in last year

Thames Valley Police has charged a 40-year-old man following an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Slough.

Sam Robertson, of Farnham Road, was charged on Thursday with one count of robbery, one count of attempted robbery and one count of possession of an imitation firearm.

The charges relate to two incidents at bookmakers in Farnham Road on Tuesday, June 14.

Police say a man entered Ladbrokes holding what appeared to be a black imitation handgun at about 8.23pm.

It is alleged he handed over note demanding to be given cash. No money was handed over.

Less than five minutes later a man then entered Coral bookmakers carrying what appeared to be a small imitation handgun.

Police say the man stole ‘a sum of cash’ after handing over a note demanding money.

Robertson appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Friday and has been remanded in custody until he appears at Reading Crown Court on Monday, July 25.

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