Angry punter in armed raid on Leeds betting shop after losing streak

CCTV from betting shop robbery in Chapel Allerton

CCTV from betting shop robbery in Chapel Allerton

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A betting shop punter who was angry at losing money later returned with a knife to carry out an armed robbery.

The man was upset after a losing streak at a shop on Harrogate Road in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, on Tuesday, April 8.

Detective Constable Andy Herbert, of Leeds District CID, said: “He left the premises before returning a short time later with a knife making demands for money.

“He took cash from the till before making off from the scene.”

Police are appealing for information after issuing a CCTV image of the man.

Call Leeds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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