Armed Robberies at St Helens Bookies

A gunman threatened staff before escaping with cash in the first of two armed robberies at St Helens bookmakers.
Police confirmed a man armed with a black handgun targeted a bookmakers on Cambridge Road, St Helens, at 5pm on Thursday, December 20.
It is believed he threatened a young woman employee before fleeing with about £400 in cash.
In a second robbery on Saturday evening, a man - also believed to have been armed with a gun - struck at William Hill Bookmakers on Ormskirk Street, St Helens.
Police have not said whether they believe there is a connection between the two crimes.
In the Cambridge Road robbery, the man is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build.
He is believed to have been aged between 18-30 years and dressed in a black hooded top, with a scarf covering his face.
Police say the staff member was left extremely shaken but unharmed.
At the Ormskirk Street robbery, between 6pm and 6.10pm on Saturday, a man demanded that staff place money in a plastic bag and then escaped with cash.
He is described as white, medium build and may have had brown eyes.
He was wearing a bottle green hooded top, a royal/navy blue scarf which was pulled up and light coloured trousers.
Anyone with information can contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 1577, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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