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Appeal to trace man following Coventry attempted bookies robbery

February 20, 2013, 11:43 am

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in Coventry have released an image of a man they believe may be able to help them with their enquiries.

He was caught on camera in the betting shop on 21 October as two other men forced their way into the back office and tried to steal cash from the tills.

Quick-thinking staff managed to stop the robbery at Wilf Gilbert on Stoney Stanton Road and the offenders fled empty-handed.

Officers have since been following up numerous lines of enquiry and, following a review of CCTV footage, have identified a man who they hope may be able to assist the investigation.

DC Steve Phillips, from Coventry Police, said: “We are appealing for help to identify the man as he could hold crucial information about the offence.

“Staff were left uninjured following the attempted robbery but were extremely shaken by their experience.

“I would urge anyone who knows the man in the CCTV image to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone who thinks they can help is asked to call Coventry Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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