Flying Squad appeal after armed robbery at bookmakers

Flying Squad detectives are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man they want to speak to in connection with an armed robbery at a bookmakers.

On Friday, 4 August, shortly before 8.45pm, a man walked into the William Hill bookmakers in Upper Street, Islington. His face was covered with a white t-shirt.

He threatened the cashier with a gun-shaped object covered in a plastic carrier bag and demanded money.

Following the robbery, the man went into Highbury and Islington tube station and took a tube train southbound on the Victoria Line.

The man is described as black, wearing a black sleeveless top under a white t-shirt.

Detective Constable Jamie Witts, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “I am appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image to contact us and assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Witts at the Flying Squad via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC quoting.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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