Off-duty cops praised for foiling raid on East London bookies
TWO off duty cops have been commended today for foiling a raid on an East London bookmaker’s when they spotted these two thieves attacking the manager. They spotted the raiders holding-up the betting shop in Stratford in September and caught them
TWO off duty cops have been commended today for foiling a raid on an East London bookmaker's when they spotted these two thieves (pictured) attacking the manager.
Pc Steve Crawford and Pc Neil Beet spotted the raiders holding-up the betting shop in Stratford in September.
They had no personal protection equipment on them, but ran in to help the manager and caught the raiders after a struggle and recovered �2,200.
"The officers showed great courage," said Det Ins Euan McKeeve. "Without their actions, we would not have been able to remove two dangerous individuals off the streets."
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The raiders, Desmond Daley, 49, and accomplice Kevin Lee, 39, admitted attempted robbery when they appeared at the Old Bailey on January 7 and got four-and-a-half years each behind bars.
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