CCTV footage of staff held at gunpoint released in bid to catch culprit

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Dramatic CCTV footage showing shop staff being held at gunpoint by a masked assailant has been released in a bid to trace the culprit.

The video shows a man armed with a silver gun approach the counter at the Ladbrokes branch in Cattle Market, Loughborough, just after 9pm on July 14.

He threatened and pointed the weapon at staff behind the counter before making off with money in a grey rucksack.

Detective Constable Chris Fox of Leicestershire Police said: "Since this robbery took place... we have been carrying out extensive enquiries to find the person involved."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.