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Two men carry out handgun heist at Reading Betfred

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Image caption The two men targeted a Betfred in Oxford Road

Two men robbed a bookmakers after one of them brandished a handgun and threatened a staff member.

Thames Valley Police said the robbers stole a "quantity of cash" from the Betfred shop in Oxford Road, Reading, at about 08:30 GMT on Thursday.

Det Ch Insp Matt Stone said the robbery was a "terrifying experience" for the victim, who was not injured.

Both men have been described as white, about 30 and officers are appealing for witnesses.

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