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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an robbery at a bookmakers in Hammersmith.

CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with the incident have been released.

Police were called at around 8.20pm Thursday 22 March, to reports of a robbery at Coral Bookmakers, Hammersmith Broadway Shopping Centre.

A man entered the shop and went up to front counter, where he pointed a black handgun at members of staff. They fled to a back room and the man left empty-handed, on foot across Queen Caroline Street, towards the Hammersmith Bridge Road.

The suspect is described as white in appearance, approx 5'9" in height, and of a stocky build. His age is not known. He was wearing a distinctive dark blue duffle jacket with wooden toggles and beige baseball cap.

Detectives from the Flying Squad based at Barnes are investigating.

Anyone with information is urged to the incident room on 020 7230 8666; or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


March 28, 2012