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CCTV images issued after attempted robbery
Tuesday 12th November, 2013

CCTV images issued after attempted robbery
CCTV image

A staff member was threatened following an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in Wigan.

At 8.50pm on Friday 8 November 2013, a man walked into Ladbrokes on Woodhouse Drive, Beech Hill and used the toilet. He browsed around the shop before leaving.

A few minutes later, the same man walked back into the shop and approached the counter. He demanded the worker gave him money before he pointed a plastic bag at her, intimating he was holding a gun.

No money was handed over and the man walked to a gaming machine before hitting it with a wooden door stop a number of times. He then left empty handed.

Detective Constable Suzanne Rigby from Wigan West INPT said: ⿿These images were taken from the machine he was trying to damage. As you can see, they are very clear and we are certain someone out there knows who this man is.

"The man intimated he had a gun and understandably the staff member was terrified as she did not know whether he was telling the truth or whether she would come to any harm.

"I would ask anyone who recognises the man in the pictures or if you saw someone similar leaving the shop at the time of the incident to contact police."

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7124 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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