It’s not unusual to hear of a bingo club being robbed although not an every day occurrence of course. Usually these raids tend to happen at the end of a session when all the customers have left the building but this was not the case at Mecca Bingo in Leeds recently.
On Thursday 9th November 2017, just a few months after a previous robbery attempt at the venue, at 8.30pm four robbers had entered the Mecca Bingo club on Balm Road.
Armed Robbery At Mecca Bingo, Leeds
Police were called immediately when four robbers ran into the building brandishing a number of weapons, including a knife.
The four made threats to staff to get an amount of cash from them, which they did manage to escape with. The getaway vehicle is believed to be small in size and dark in colour.
DI Simon Jessup from Leeds District CID is reported as having said
Extensive enquiries are underway following what has understandably been a terrifying experience for the staff and customers within the premises.
Officers have spoken to a number of people who were present at the time of the incident. However, we would ask anyone who has not yet come forward, who has any information, to speak to the police.
If you were there, or are someone who has any information, then you can call 101 and quote 13170524216. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
August Robbery At Mecca Bingo Leeds
There were just two robbers in the August attempt on the Mecca Bingo in Leeds. They two threatened staff who followed procedure and handed over an amount of money.
Staff and members of the public who were in the club chased them outside but they managed to getaway.
Could it be the same people?