Staff threatened at gunpoint at William Hill betting shop in Leeds

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A robber threatened staff at gunpoint at a betting shop in Leeds.

The "frightening" robbery at the William Hill bookmakers in Beeston Road, Beeston, happened at 8.10pm on Monday. (March 20)

The William Hill betting shop in Beeston Road, Beeston. Picture: Google.

The William Hill betting shop in Beeston Road, Beeston. Picture: Google.

A man burst into the premises, demanding money, and threatened a member of staff with a gun.

The worker managed to lock themselves in another room, where they called police.

Then the robber fled the scene empty-handed.

Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles of Leeds CID, said: "This was a very frightening incident and I would like to appeal directly to any witnesses to come forward." 

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1672 of Monday March 20.

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