Video - Police release CCTV of unlucky gambler causing £6000 worth of damage to the fruit machines – by bashing it with a stool

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The suspect had been playing on a gambling machine in the store when he became angry that he couldn’t recover his losses and started to violently rock the machine.

When the machine didn’t dispense his money he took to it with a nearby stool, smashing it over two machines. Police were called to the Betfred Bookmakers in Romford, north east London, in October last year after reports of criminal damage. The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s.

He is 5ft 6ins in height and wearing a grey blazer with black patches on the elbow and blue jeans.

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