Man robbed Sheffield bookies with handgun, sprayed petrol at staff and fled on off-road motorbike

An armed raidercarrying ahandgun walked into Corbett bookmakers on Stannington Road and threatened staff
An armed raidercarrying ahandgun walked into Corbett bookmakers on Stannington Road and threatened staff
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A man who robbed a Sheffield bookmakers with a handgun, sprayed petrol at staff and fled on an orange off-road motorbike is being hunted by police.

At about 5.45pm on Saturday a man walked into Corbett bookmakers in Stannington Road, Stannington, believed to be carrying a handgun.

An armed raidercarrying ahandgun walked into Corbett bookmakers on Stannington Road and threatened staff

An armed raidercarrying ahandgun walked into Corbett bookmakers on Stannington Road and threatened staff

The man is alleged to have then threatened two members of staff, demanding money from them, before spraying a liquid thought to be petrol on the shop counter.

The man then stole cash, putting it into an Asda plastic bag before leaving the store on an orange off-road type motorbike towards Hillsborough.

Temporary Detective Inspector Graham Stead, said: “This incident was highly distressing for the staff and it is extremely fortunate that no one was injured.

“I would like to urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen anything suspicious to come forward.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the motorbike before or after the incident. Do you know who was riding it?

“If you have any information which could assist us with enquiries please call 101 quoting incident number 899 of 9 April 2016.”

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.