Berkshire

Staff threatened in second Ascot bookmakers' robbery

Ladbrokes in Brockenhurst Road, Ascot Image copyright Google
Image caption It is the second robbery at the bookmakers' on Brockenhurst Road in eight days

Police are hunting a man who threatened staff with a wooden baton during the second robbery in eight days at a bookmakers' in Berkshire.

It happened at Ladbrokes in Brockenhurst Road, Ascot, at about 20:45 GMT on Saturday.

The offender made off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

A robbery took place at the same bookmakers' on 6 February. It is not yet known if they are linked, police said.

Officers are investigating both robberies.

The offender is described as 5ft 10in (1.8m) tall and aged about 19.

He was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit top, trainers, and had a scarf covering his face.

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