POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Great Sutton.
Two men entered Sportsbook betting shop, in Hope Farm Precinct, at about 5.15pm on Sunday, April 5, armed with a machete and a baseball bat.
The men demanded staff – a 22-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man – opened the safe and when they failed to comply they hit the male employee on the arm with the bat.
Staff then opened the safe and a three-figure sum of money was stolen.
The men wore dark clothing and balaclavas concealing their faces. They escaped in a silver Nissan car which was later found abandoned on Mallory Road, Whitby.
The victim, from Wirral, was not seriously injured but was left in shock.
Witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact police on 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.