Robber threatened staff at gunpoint at William Hill betting shop in Leeds

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

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 3:41 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:06 am
The William Hill betting shop in Beeston Road, Beeston. Picture: Google.

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

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.

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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.