Attempted robbery at Bradford betting shop

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery.

At about 9 pm last night(Wed) a man with a scarf covering the lower half of his face approached the counter in the Beacon Road shop and held up a piece of paper and a blue carrier bag.

The cashier immediately pressed the panic alarm and ran into a back room.

She returned to the shop a few minutes afterwards, but the man had gone and nothing had been taken.

He was wearing a distinctive “hound’s tooth” checked scarf, a black and grey jumper and a grey hooded top. He is described as being of average height and build.

Detectives are linking the incident to a robbery at a betting shop in Manchester Road on Thursday, December 5, as well as a similar attempted robbery at commercial premises in Wibsey Bank, which happened at around 4.55 pm on Tuesday, December 10.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.