Armed robbery in Cambridge

CCTV images have been released after armed robbers threatened staff at a Cambridge bookmakers with a handgun and machete.

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Appeal for witnesses after "vicious" raid on bookies

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a betting shop in Cambridge.

Two masked men burst into the Coral bookmakers in Chesterton on Wednesday night threatening staff with a handgun and machete.

Police have described the raid as "vicious". Customers were made to lie on the floor and the men stole cash from the till before running off.

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Cambridge armed robbery: "the staff were very shaken"

"This was an incredibly nasty incident and the staff were very shaken but fortunately unharmed, which is our number one priority.

"We will be offering them any assistance and any support they require after this terrible incident.

"We are also working with the police and hopefully witnesses will come forward to help catch these people."

– Statement from Coral bookmakers

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Dramatic pictures of armed robbery at bookmakers in Cambridge

Masked man threatening a staff member with a handgun. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

CCTV images of an armed robbery at a Cambridge bookmakers have been released by police.

Two masked men burst into the Coral shop on High Street, Chesterton, at 9pm on Wednesday and threatened staff with a handgun and machete.

Two masked men threatened staff with a handgun and machete. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

One ordered two customers to lie on the floor while the other man demanded a member of staff hand over cash from the till.

CCTV image of an armed robbery at Coral bookmakers, High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

PC Dave Hall, investigating, said: "This was a terrifying incident for the members of staff and customers who were in fear for their life.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about the robbery and also need to trace the two customers who were in the shop as they could be key witnesses."

CCTV image of masked robber at Coral bookmakers, High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
CCTV image of an armed robbery at Coral bookmakers, High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Anyone with any information should call PC Hall on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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