CCTV captures armed robber in bookies raid

Police release CCTV image of man they want to trace in connection with Rotherham bookie's robbery
Police release CCTV image of man they want to trace in connection with Rotherham bookie's robbery
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POLICE officers investigating an armed robbery at Coral Bookmakers in Rotherham have released a CCTV image.

A handgun was used in the incident, at 1.40pm on Sunday, March 10, at the betting shop in Oakes Lane, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham.

It is believed that two white men wearing dark clothing and black balaclavas, one being armed with a gun, entered the bookmakers and made demands to the employees.

Staff were ordered to open the safe and the tills by the raiders who stole £790 and made their escape.

The first man is described as being around 5ft 8ins and of slim build.

The other man is shorter and also of a slim build.

Police said the handgun used was as black with a six to seven inch muzzle.

The man pictured was wearing a dark top with a distinctive emblem on the back.

Anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed the alleged incident, should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 832 of 26 February 2013.

People can also give information by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.