Manhunt for armed robbery suspect in town centre

This Is Wiltshire: Staff at Ladbrokes in Regent Street were victims of an armed robbery this morning Staff at Ladbrokes in Regent Street were victims of an armed robbery this morning

Police are hunting an armed robber after a man burst into Ladbrokes in Regent Street this morning and made off with a handful of cash.

The suspect is said to be on the run following the robbery at 9.40am as the Wiltshire Police helicopter is circling overheard to expedite the search.

A police spokesman said he may be armed with what is thought to be a handgun and he made off with a couple of hundred pounds.

Anyone with any information of saw anything suspicious in the area should call 101 immediately.

More to follow.

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