Police in Rotherham hunt for armed robbers

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TWO robbers armed with a gun held up a South Yorkshire bookmakers and escaped with hundreds of pounds, police have revealed.

The men threatened staff at Coral Bookmakers on Oakes Lane, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, and forced them to open up the safe.

Police said the men escaped with £790.

The men, who are still be hunted by police, were white, slim and wore dark clothing and black balaclavas.

One was 5ft 8ins and the other was shorter.

Witnesses to the incident at around 1.40pm on Sunday, March 10 should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.