CCTV of West Sussex bookies robbers is released

WANTED The men
WANTED The men
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THESE men are wanted in connection with a betting shop robbery.

The pair entered Ladbrokes in Chichester Road, Bersted, Bognor Regis, threatened two staff members with sticks and demanded money.

A terrified male worker handed over several hundred pounds in cash. No-one was hurt.

They also stole a mobile phone from one member of staff before fleeing at about 9.15pm on August 2.

Sussex Police have released this CCTV image.

Detective Constable Mark Burgess of West Sussex CID said: ‘I hope that by issuing these pictures from CCTV someone may be able to recognise them. We do not believe that this robbery is linked with other similar robberies in West Sussex and the rest of the county.’

The first man is white, 5ft 4in tall, 35, with gingery stubble. He wore a patterned baseball cap, dark jacket, jeans and grey trainers.

The second man is white, 6ft tall and stocky. He wore a hooded blue Nike shell suit top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999.