Robbery at bookmakers in Devizes

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We've released CCTV images of a male we are trying to identify in relation to a robbery at a bookmakers in Devizes yesterday evening (16/07).

At just after 9pm , an unknown male wearing a hoodie and mask walked in to the Megabet shop in The Brittox and demanded money while threatening the male member of staff with what was believed to have been a weapon wrapped in a bag. 

An amount of money was handed over to the male before he made off. 

Fortunately, the employee was shaken but not hurt in the incident. 

Det Sgt Robert Blake, who is leading the investigation, said:  "We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this robbery yesterday evening. 
"It would have been relatively quiet in the town at this time but I believe someone may have heard or seen something out of the ordinary - either while walking in this area or possibly driving near to The Brittox around this time. It was still light so anything suspicious would have been obvious. 
"Also, if you recognise this male in these attached images please come forward." 

If you can help, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 54200070073.  Alternatively, you can report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Images can be viewed here.
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