Police hunt for masked raiders after robbery at Aberdeen bookies

Police today launched a hunt for two masked raiders who robbed an Aberdeen bookies – the second incident in the area this week.

The incident happened at around 11.10am at William Hill in Summerhill Court and involved two men dressed in black who had their faces covered.

Hunt for masked raiders after robbery at Aberdeen bookmakers

They were described as being in their late 20s.

A three-figure sum of cash was stolen.

A number of police vehicles were parked outside flats across the road from the bookies this afternoon.

Detective Inspector John Swanney, who will be leading the investigation, said: “Thankfully no one was hurt or injured but it would have been distressing nonetheless for those involved and the other people who were in the shop at the time.

“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries in relation to another similar incident at Coral Bookmaker at Foresterhill Road earlier this week. At this time we need to keep an open mind as to whether the incidents are linked but I am conscious of the similarities.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101 quoting ref. no. 1086 of Oct 17. Thankfully incidents of this nature do not happen often in Aberdeen, so let me provide that every assurance that every effort is being made to identify those responsible.”