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2 September 2014, 12:16
Police in Milton Keynes say they're not linking the latest armed robbery at a bookies in the town with two others last week.
Shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday (30th August) officers were called to a report of a robbery at Coral bookmakers’ in Tanfield Lane.
Two men entered the store, both were in possession of what are believed to be firearms, wrapped in plastic bags.
One man vaulted the counter where he confronted staff and demanded money. The staff handed over money and the offender also stole cash from tills. Both offenders fled the scene on foot along Tanfield Lane towards Broughton Pavilion.
One of the offenders was wearing a Scream style mask, a dark hooded top, grey jogging trousers, training shoes and gloves. He was carrying a red or orange drawstring bag.
Police have been given a description of the other man as well, saying he was wearing a balaclava and a dark-coloured hooded top.
The incident is not believed to be linked to other robberies of bookmakers in the Milton Keynes area which took place during the last week.
Det Con Phil Walsh, of Milton Keynes Force CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the offenders before or following the robbery to contact police.
The area would have been busy at the time of the offence and flats above the shops overlook the area so I would appeal to anyone who has not already spoken to police who may have seen something which could assist the investigation, to contact an officer.
Officers are carrying out reassurance patrols and house-to-house enquiries in the area and if anyone has any concerns, please approach an officer."
If you have any information which could assist the investigation, please contact DC Walsh via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
There's also the anonymous call facility to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org