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Armed raider targets bookies

posted 30 Aug 2011, 06:48 by David Rintoul   [ updated 30 Aug 2011, 07:03 ]

An armed robber held up a bookmakers in front of terrified staff and customers in Lothian Road yesterday.

It is the third crime of its kind in the Capital in less than a month.

The incident took place around 9.10pm at the William Hill bookmakers.

Staff and customers were in the premises when a man entered and pulled out what appeared to be a handgun before demanding cash.