Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Robbers Hold Weapon to Head of Bookies Worker

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Robbers Hold Weapon to Head of Bookies Worker

Article excerpt

CCTV footage captured the moment a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag was held against a staff member's head during a robbery at a bookmakers.

The terrified worker was shoved around by a masked man wielding an unseen weapon as a colleague handed over wads of cash from the till. The suspects then ran away out of the back door.

The cashier had been stood around the back of the bookmakers, when he was first approached by two men wearing balaclavas.

One of the suspects stayed at the back, while his accomplice forced the member of staff into the building. He frogmarched the worker to the counter, in view of their frantic colleague.

Police said the workers were left badly shaken, but uninjured, following the ordeal at the betting shop on Eldon Precinct, Oldham.

Officers have released footage of the incident, which happened at 3. …

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