AlertSystems Respond to Release of CCTV After Alleged Armed Robbery

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has responded to the release of CCTV footage after an alleged armed robbery at a bookmakers in Scunthorpe.

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For businesses such as bookmakers which hold large sums of money, it is important that sufficient security systems are put in place to protect members of staff and customers in the case of incidences such as armed robberies.

ITV News has reported in the article ‘CCTV Of Scunthorpe Armed Robbery’ published on October 2, that CCTV images have been released following an alleged armed robbery at a bookmakers in the North Lincolnshire town. According to the report, police were called to the store after 8pm after two men allegedly entered the bookmakers and made threats to members of staff. It is believed that one of the individuals ordered money from a member of staff while holding a firearm and was subsequently given an undisclosed amount of money before the two individuals left the shop. It is thought that they left in a silver coloured Ford Galaxy people-carrier style vehicle.

No one was injured in the incident, and police have released the image of the two individuals in an attempt to identify the men and in an appeal for information from those who may have witnessed the incident.

Detective Inspector Alan Curtis from Humberside Police told ITV News that:

“We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have information which will eventually lead to the arrest and charge of the people involved in this incident. Thankfully nobody was injured as the potential actions of the offenders could have been significantly worse. Incidents such as this are rare in North Lincolnshire and I would ask for anyone who may have information, no matter how big or small, to please call police. We are continuing with our investigation and anyone who may have seen something might be able to help.”

As experts in security systems, AlertSystems understand the importance of installing CCTV in businesses such as bookmakers. A spokesperson for the company offered their comments:

“An armed robbery can be a terrifying experience for members of staff or witnesses and so the presence of a CCTV security system can offer some reassurance. For businesses such as bookmakers which hold large sums of money, it is important that sufficient security systems are put in place to protect members of staff and customers in the case of incidences such as armed robberies. In the case of such an incident, police can release the images in an appeal for information, alongside using this information to further their investigations and bring them to a successful conclusion.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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