Hunt for armed robbers after terrifying hold-up at Peterborough bookmakers

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A terrifying robbery left staff and a member of the public severely shaken with one assailant appearing to hold a weapon which could be a gun.

Cambridgeshire police have revealed more details about the break-in at Betfred in Bretton Court, Rightwell, which took place at about 9.45 pm on Tuesday evening (April 14).

CCTV images of the robbery from Cambridgeshire police

CCTV images of the robbery from Cambridgeshire police

Two men arrived at the shop in a silver Vauxhall Vectra.

On entering the shop, one of the men restrained a member of the public while the other man jumped over the counter brandishing a weapon and forced two members of staff into the back office.

They threatened the staff members and demanded the safe was opened.

The safe was not opened and the offenders made off with a small sum of cash from the till in what is believed to have been a dark Toyota Celica, with tinted windows and a rear spoiler.

This was a calculated attempt to make off with large sums of money.

DI Rich Sinclair

The vehicle made off in the direction of Bretton Way.

One man is described as being white, aged between 21 and 40, between 5’7” and 5’10”, and of skinny to medium build.

He was wearing black trousers, black footwear and had a black hooded top with white pull-strings and a white emblem/design on the left breast area. He was also wearing a white/grey face covering.

The other man is described as black, aged between 21 and 40, between 5’7” and 5’8”, and of stocky build.

CCTV images of the robbery from Cambridgeshire police

CCTV images of the robbery from Cambridgeshire police

He was wearing black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with blue stripes down the legs, a black hooded top with white pull strings and black footwear. He was wearing a black face covering.

Detective Inspector Rich Sinclair said: “This was a calculated attempt to make off with large sums of money which has failed but left a member of the public and staff severely shaken.

“I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call DI Sinclair on 101, (quoting incident 526 of April 14) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at More Crimestoppers-uk.org.