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CCTV released after Reading raids on bookmakers

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Image caption Police officers have appealed to the public for help to identify this man

A CCTV image has been released after a man threatened staff at a bookmaker's with what was believed to be a gun.

A man demanded workers hand over cash at around 18:00 GMT on Saturday at a Ladbrokes in Reading.

During the robbery in the Basingstoke Road branch the suspect also threatened a customer and made off with cash.

Thames Valley Police said the incident could be linked to a separate robbery at a William Hill outlet in Queen Victoria Street on Sunday.

Det Sgt Will Crowther said: "Fortunately no-one was injured during this incident, but it is vital that we trace the person responsible.

"At this stage we believe that this robbery may be linked to the robbery at William Hill bookmakers in Queen Victoria Street on Sunday."

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