Appeal following robbery at Leicester bookmakers
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at Betfred bookmakers in Sturdee Road, Eyres Monsell, Leicester, on Wednesday evening (15 September).
Two men are reported to have approached the premises just after 9pm where they made threats to a man before stealing an amount of cash from the premises.
The suspects are believed to have then left the scene on foot heading in the direction of Hillsborough Road.
The victim is not reported to have suffered any serious injuries.
Enquiries are ongoing including analysing CCTV and examining the scene.
From initial enquiries, the suspects are both described as white men, around 5ft 9 ins tall and of skinny build. One of the suspects is believed to be in his 20s and was wearing a black tracksuit, a dark face covering and white latex gloves. He was described as having a local accent.
The second suspect was reported to be wearing a grey tracksuit and was carrying a red carrier bag.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who has any information in relation to the incident to make contact.
The incident happened just after 9pm when surrounding shops were still open and people will have been in the area and passing by.
Please think back to if you were in the area yesterday evening and anything you may have seen or heard which could assist our enquiries. Did you witness the incident? Did you see two men in the area of Sturdee Road or Hillsborough Road matching the above description? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area during the evening that may help our investigation?
If you do have any information, please call 101 quoting incident 21*537639 or report online at www.leics.police.uk