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Last Updated: Friday, 14 March 2008, 15:52 GMT
Armed robbers target betting shop
Police are hunting for three men after hooded men robbed a betting shop in east Surrey at gunpoint.

Staff at Ladbrokes bookmakers on Falkland Road, Dorking, were ordered to "get down" by two men, one carrying a black handgun, on Thursday evening.

They stole cash from a till and fled to a Volvo car parked in Barrington Road, which was driven away by another man.

Surrey Police believe the incident may be linked to an attempted robbery in Thames Ditton earlier in the day.

The two suspects who went into the shop are described as white men, about 6ft (1.8m) tall and of slim build.

The man carrying the gun appeared to be in his early 20s, and was wearing a black hooded top, a scarf around his face, black gloves, black jeans and he spoke with a southern accent.

The other was wearing a grey hooded top and had a scarf wrapped around his face.

Det Insp Juliet Parker appealed for witnesses to contact her.

"This was a distressing experience for the two employees and we urgently need to know who these men are," she said.

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