Leicester armed robber escapes with Ladbrokes' cash

A man who carried out an armed robbery at a bookmaker in Leicester is being hunted by police.

The robbery took place at Ladbrokes in Gipsy Lane at about 13.40 GMT.

Police said the man threatened staff and ordered them to hand over cash, before leaving the shop and heading towards Barkby Road.

Officers have not revealed the type of weapon used in the incident but have made an appeal for information.

The man is believed to have been wearing dark clothing.

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