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Police still hunting armed raiders who held up Norwich bookmakers

PUBLISHED: 15:54 07 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:54 07 August 2019

The Betfred bookmakers in Hall Road, where an armed robbery happened. Pic: Peter Walsh.

The Betfred bookmakers in Hall Road, where an armed robbery happened. Pic: Peter Walsh.

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Masked raiders who held up a Norwich bookmakers at gunpoint just 24 hours before a second raid at a petrol station are still being hunted by police two months on.

The Asda petrol station on Boundary Road. Pic: Peter Walsh.The Asda petrol station on Boundary Road. Pic: Peter Walsh.

One of the men who raided Betfred bookmakers in Hall Road was armed with a shotgun or replica shotgun, while the other had a large metal pole. Both men were wearing balaclavas.

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It happened at about 9.30pm on June 1. The men threatened two members of staff at the bookmakers, along with a customer, before stealing cash.

A third man was waiting for them in a Volkswagen Golf, which then sped off into Hospital Lane in the direction of City Road.

The raid is being linked to a second robbery at the Asda petrol station on Boundary Road at about 4pm on June 2 when suspects approached staff and demanded cash from two workers walked across the main car park.

A police spokesman said the investigation is ongoing.

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