Axeman threatens staff during West Sussex betting shop raid

An axeman threatened staff in West Sussex during a raid on a betting shop.

Police were called to Corals betting shop in Gales Drive, Three Bridges yesterday, January 16, after a report a man had entered the store and threatened staff with a hatchet while demanding cash from the safe, Sussex Police said.

A spokesman added: “The man was quickly apprehended and some £200 secured before he was able to leave the premises.”

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Joseph Ronald Cocks, 29, unemployed, of Shoreham Road, Maidenbower, Crawley, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and charged with the offence, according to police.


The spokesman added: “He is due to appear before local magistrates this morning.”

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