Armed hoodie robs betting shop

PUBLISHED: 17:02 21 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 26 October 2009

A hoodie armed with a gun threatened staff at ladbrokes before making off with cash.

A hoodie armed with a gun threatened staff at ladbrokes before making off with cash.

A HOODIE armed with a gun threatened staff at a betting shop before making off with cash. Terrified staff at Ladbrokes bookmakers on Station Road, Cuffley, were forced to hand over money when the man entered the shop demanding the takings. He then left t

A HOODIE armed with a gun threatened staff at a betting shop before making off with cash.

Terrified staff at Ladbrokes bookmakers on Station Road, Cuffley, were forced to hand over money when the man entered the shop demanding the takings.

He then left through a rear fire escape door with an undisclosed sum of money.

The robbery took place yesterday (Sunday) at around 5.15pm.

No one was injured in the ordeal.

Detective sergeant Carl Foster, who is the investigating officer, he said: "I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have seen someone acting suspiciously or knows anything about it to come forward."

The man is described as being white; around 5ft 5in, medium build and aged between 30 and 35.

He was wearing a three-quarter length black hooded jacket with the hood up, and was carrying a black holdall.

No-one at Ladbrokes head office was available for comment.

If you have any information regarding the robbery, call detective sergeant Foster on 0845 33 00 222.

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