CCTV appeal after robbery on Burnley bookmakers

POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man they need to trace after two masked men armed with a metal pole targeted a bookmaker in Burnley.

The robbery took place at the William Hill betting shop on Briercliffe Road around 9.20pm on Saturday 4th January.

One of the men threated a female member of staff whilst a second man remained stood at the door keeping watch.

After failing to force his way into the store office the man reached under the security glass and grabbed a coin holder containing £137 in cash.

The offender pictured in the CCTV image is described as Asian, 5ft9 with a thin face and spoke with a local Asian accent. He wore a balaclava covering his face.

Detective David Greenwood from Burnley CID said: “This was a terrifying incident for the shop worker and I would urge any members of the local community with any information that could assist with our enquiry to come forward if they have any information regarding the offence.

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101.”