Man charged over armed robberies in bookmakers


A man has been arrested in connection with two armed robberies at bookmakers in West Lothian.

The first incident took place at around 8.15pm on Wednesday March 27 at William Hill in Uphall Road, Pumpherston.

The second occurred at around 8.20pm on Thursday April 11 at the Ladbrokes in Carmondean, Livingston.

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Police Scotland have charged a 34-year-old man in connection with the incidents and he is expected to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Detective Sergeant Ally Urquhart said: “Both these robberies were frightening ordeals for the staff members of the premises involved and I would like to thank them for their assistance whilst our inquiries were ongoing.

“I’d also like to thank those members of the public who provided information following our public appeals – their assistance has greatly helped our investigation.”