Armed robbery in Carlisle

A masked man has robbed a betting shop in Carlisle after threatening staff with a knife.

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Armed robbery at Carlisle betting shop

Police in Cumbria are investigating an armed robbery at a betting shop in Carlisle.

The robbery happened at Coral Racing Ltd on Newlaithes Avenue just before 9.30am this morning.

A man wielding a knife went into the bookmakers and threatened them, before making off with an amount of cash.

He left the bookmakers on foot in the direction of Westrigg Road.

The man is:

  • White
  • 5 feet 8 inches - 5 feet 9 inches tall
  • Of slim build
  • Aged in his late teens
  • Wearing a black 'puffa' jacket and dark tracksuit bottoms
  • Wearing a scarf over his face

Anyone with any information - or who may have witnessed the robbery - is being asked to contact Carlisle CID on the 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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