Bookmakers held up by three people

A bookmakers was robbed in Failsworth.

At 7.40pm on Saturday 21 December 2013, three men broke into Coral Bookmakers on Partington Street.

The shop worker, seeing the men get in, locked herself in a secure area before the men walked up to the glass counter.

Using hammers and crowbars, they smashed the glass and grabbed money before they left.

One man is described as wearing a black hooded jacket, black trousers and gloves. He was around 5ft 10in in height and had his face covered.

The second wore grey tracksuit trousers with a dark stripe down the side, a dark hooded jacket with distinctive green stripe over the hood and arms. The jacket also had a white logo on the back, towards the left shoulder blade.

The third offender was white, wore a black hooded bubble jacket, dark trousers, black trainers with a white stripe and laces and black gloves.

Detective Constable Kelly Bragg based at Oldham Police Station said: “The sight of these three men breaking into the store and carrying weapons must have been a terrifying experience for the victim.

“Although two of the men were wearing dark clothing, one of them wore a distinctive jacket with green stripes. If you saw any of these men leaving the bookmakers and running away towards the Orchard Road area, I would ask you to contact police.”

Anyone with information should phone on 0161 856 8821 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.