Shock after knife-point robbery at Mansfield bookies

A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield Market place. Photo: Dan Hobson
A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield Market place. Photo: Dan Hobson

Market traders have spoken of their shock following a knife-point robbery in Mansfield.

A security guard was injured while detaining a man in Market Place, Mansfield, following the robbery at Betfred at about 11.15am today.

A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield market place. A sign on the door informs customers the bookies is closed due to unforseen circumstances. Photo: Dan Hobson

A man has been arrested in connection with a knife-point robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Mansfield market place. A sign on the door informs customers the bookies is closed due to unforseen circumstances. Photo: Dan Hobson

He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and wounding with intent in connection with the incident.

Shortly before 3pm, staff at the bookmakers were closing the store early. No members of staff made a comment in relation to the robbery.

A sign on the door simply said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we are closed until further notice. Sorry.”

One trader at the scene said: “It is a surprise. We didn’t see anything really, just a lot of police activity around the corner.

“It is a shock that this happened.”