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Ladbrokes worker attacked during knifepoint robbery in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:40 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 15 October 2018

The Ladbrokes betting shop on Nacton Road Pictue: ARCHANT

The Ladbrokes betting shop on Nacton Road Pictue: ARCHANT

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Police are hunting two men who robbed a bookmakers in Nacton Road, Ipswich, at knifepoint.

The robbery happened at around 9pm on Sunday at the Ladbrokes betting shop.

Two men entered the shop and one of them started to shout at a male employee.

One of the robbers then grabbed the victim by his clothing and dragged him towards the counter before punching him in the head.

The second offender, who was holding a knife, then stole a quantity of cash from the safe.

Both the raiders then fled the scene on foot.

Police said the victim was not injured as a result of the incident but was left very shaken.

The first suspect is described as white, 6 feet tall, of slim build with short brown hair who was wearing a black hooded top.

The second suspect is described as white, more than 6 feet tall, of slim athletic build who was carrying a green and white carrier bag.

Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 59436/18.

Alternatively contact the charity Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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