While the online universe of Paddy Power is going better than ever, it seems that their highstreet bookies may start to encounter some problems. A Paddy Power betting shop in Inverness was robbed Sunday morning, by a man who is said to have pointed a gun towards the staff at the place.
The Highland and Island Division Officers confirmed last night that “a man presented a weapon, believed to be a handgun, to a member of staff”. By doing so he forced the staff to open up all the registers and he ran away with the funds needed to pay out winning tickets and such.
The police department were quickly at the crime scene and tried blocking of the centre of the city as well as two of the biggest streets in the city, to try and see if they could somehow catch the criminal while either still holding the money or simply arrest him based on the eye witness testimonies.
While Paddy Power have insurance for these kind of cases, ensuring they will not be losing any funds, the staff are relatively shocked about the incident. It is not that common that betting shops are being robbed, especially not at gun point.