A BOOKMAKERS in Latchford was raided by an armed robber brandishing a knife at the weekend.

The Betfred branch on Reynolds Street was targeted during a robbery at around 8pm on Friday, January 24.

Police say a man entered the shop holding a knife and a bag and demanded that a member of staff hand over money from the till.

He then fled on foot in an unknown direction after taking a quantity of cash.

The suspect is described as being between 5ft10 and 6ft in height and of slim build, while he was wearing black gloves and had his face covered.

Detective constable Chris Webster said: “We have been conducting a number of enquiries to find the man responsible.

“To help with our investigation, I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and believes they may have seen the offender – either before or after the robbery or as he was fleeing the area on foot – to contact us.

“If you think you may have dashcam footage of him or you think you know who he is please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML620260, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.