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Hunt goes on for Ladbrokes robbers

Worcester Editorial 22nd Jan, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

POLICE are still hunting for two men who carried out a terrifying raid on a city centre bookmakers  and stole cash from the till more than a week ago.

Police said one man entered the Ladbrokes shop in St Martin’s Quarter last Tuesday (January 14) about 7.15pm and approached the counter while another man stood in the doorway to stop it from being locked.

The first man, while keeping his hands in his pockets, then ordered the cashier to hand over any money she had in the till and so worried he was concealing a weapon she did so.

A customer in the store attempted to leave but was threatened with violence by the man at the counter and told to sit down. Once the cash had been handed over the pair ran off in the direction of St Paul’s Street.

Both men are described as Asian or possibly white, in their late teens or early 20s, between 5ft 8ins and 6ft tall, of slim to medium build and both had their faces covered.

The first man was wearing a black hooded puffer jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the side, trainers and a mask that covered the lower half of his face.

The second man was wearing a black hooded top and a scarf over his face, possibly with a Burberry pattern.

Det Cons Wayne Cashion said: “Robberies of this nature are rare in Worcester and as such we are treating it very seriously.

“While no one was hurt, the cashier and the customers present were shaken up by the offence and it is unacceptable that people have been targeted by criminals in their workplace.”

Anyone with further information can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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