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Police are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery which left a member of staff and a customer shaken.

The robbery took place at Ladbrokes Betting Office on Eston High Street at around 6.35pm on Tuesday 13th January.

Two males entered the bookmakers through the front door and threatened the lone female member of staff with a knife before stealing a large quantity of cash.

During the incident a male customer entered and tried to stop them but was pushed to the floor. The suspects left the premises and turned left, heading towards Eston Square.

One is described as a white male, 6ft tall, slim to medium build, wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms. The other is described as a white male, around 5’ 8”, medium build, wearing a dark hooded top and light coloured tracksuit bottoms. During the incident both attackers had most of their faces hidden by scarves or similar.

DC Mark Casey would like to hear from anybody who feels they can offer any information about the incident on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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