Police appeal after 'armed' robber caught on CCTV

CCTV footage showing the masked robber Credit: CCTV / Cleveland Police

Police are appealing for information after a man who appeared to be carrying a handgun held up a branch of Coral bookmakers on Wednesday night in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.

The man, who was wearing a balaclava, ran towards the counter and forced staff to place the contents of the safe into a bag before running out of the shop. He made off with £271.

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