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Armed robbery at betting shop

20 October, 2017 — By Emily Finch

CCTV image of man police want to identify

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man following an armed robbery at an Upper Street bookmakers.

A man with a gun-shaped object covered in a plastic carrier bag demanded money from the cashier at William Hill bookmakers on August 4.

Police are seeking to identify the man described as black and wearing a black sleeveless top under a white T-shirt.

Following the robbery at just before 8.45pm, the man went into Highbury and Islington tube station and took a tube train southbound on the Victoria line.

Detective Constable Jamie Witts, of the Met Police Flying Squad, said: “I am appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image to contact us and assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Witts at the Flying Squad via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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