A cleaner was threatened with a crowbar by two masked men in a robbery at a social club in Northampton, where money for a cancer charity and a children’s Christmas party was stolen.
The incident happened at the British Rail Sports and Social Club, in St Andrew’s Road, some time between 7.30am and 8.15am today.
Two men wearing balaclavas and face coverings followed the cleaner into the club, before threatening him with a crowbar and restraining him.
They then broke into gambling machines and a safe on the club premises.
They left with all the cash from the machines and safe, and also stole money which had been collected for a local cancer charity, as well as money which had been saved up for the club’s children’s Christmas event.
The first man is described as 5ft 6ins, in his twenties, and wearing a white scruffy jacket and a red and white head covering.
The second man is black, 6ft, of slim build and also in his twenties. He was wearing a black balaclava, a green parka and blue jogging bottoms.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, can call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.