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.
More top news
Paul Brand meets more candidates in our last political programme from Westminster before the General Election. Watch it here:
Farmers across the region are working through one of the busiest times of the year. But bringing new life into the world isn't easy.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region