South East Wales

Gunman robs betting shop at Grangetown, Cardiff

Police at the scene of the robbery
Image caption Armed officers and the police helicopter were also at the scene after the robbery was reported

An armed robbery has been carried out at a betting shop in Cardiff.

A masked man with a handgun threatened a lone worker before escaping with cash at Ladbrokes in Clare Road in the Grangetown area.

South Wales Police said the gunman escaped into a back lane and in the direction of Havelock Place after the incident at about 09:50 BST.

Armed officers and the police helicopter were sent to the area as the search for the suspect began.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence *206981.

Image caption The betting shop was sealed off as police launched an investigation

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