An armed robber dressed as “the King” targeted Ladbrokes and William Hill branches in Brighton over the past week. Customers were first startled by the raider robbed a branch of William Hill in the seaside town of Hove in the early morning on July 7th. 8.30am to be exact. They described a man with bushy sideburns and Aviators. The trademark white suit the only thing missing.
The second raid took place on July 11th when the same description was issued for the robber that made away with £500 from Ladbrokes in Brighton at 10am. A Sussex police spokesperson told the Mirror, “Detectives are linking this robbery with one on July 7, when a man wearing a fake beard entered William Hill bookmakers in Hove, at 8.25am and threatened staff with what looked like a black handgun. He made off with only a set of keys. No one was hurt.”
The good part is next time he’ll be very easy to spot. If you’re in a bookies and notice someone dressed as Elvis you know what to do!
Law enforcement authorities on the other side of the world have also been busy as Malaysian police raids saw a number of arrests. The raid, that took place at 9:30pm on three separate premises, saw 13 people arrested aged between 19 and 50. 54 computers and 41 slot machines were among the items seized from the premises that operate 24 hours a day.
“The premises are also equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) to control customer traffic,” raid leader Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zain told the assembled press.