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Man arrested over betting shop robbery in Southampton

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after money was stolen from a bookmakers in Southampton by a raider who claimed to have a gun.

The robbery happened at Ladbrokes in Butts Road, Bitterne, on Monday.

A man in dark clothing entered the betting shop and threatened staff, pointing an object wrapped in a plastic bag and saying he had a gun.

But the staff never saw a weapon and no shots were fired. The man was held on suspicion of robbery and is in custody.

Staff were left shaken but unhurt by the incident, police said.

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