Police were called to a Ladbrokes in Scotch Street, Carlisle after reports of an attempted robbery.
The incident took place today at 3.30pm.
No one was injured in the incident.
Police are asking anyone with any relevant information to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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