Reward offered to catch armed robbers who attacked woman in Poplar bookmakers
An appeal has been made to catch armed robbers who left a woman traumatised after a holding a gun to her head in an attack on a bookmakers in Poplar.
A £10,000 reward has been offered to help catch the men who struck at Ladbrokes in Ellesmere Street back on May 30.
The female member of staff was locking up the premises at around 10pm when she was attacked from behind by two masked men.
One held a gun to her head as they forced their way into the shop.
The woman was thrown to the ground and made to open the safe. She suffered cuts and bruises to her face, arms, back and legs.
The suspects, who made off with an unspecified amount of cash, are described as black, around 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build.
The man carrying the gun had an African-French accent.
Detective Constable Darren Guntrip of the Met Police's Flying Squad said: "This was a vicious and cowardly attack on a lone and vulnerable female who has been left bruised and traumatised by the incident.
"I would appeal to anyone with knowledge that would assist police in identifying the robbers to come forward and speak with us."
Anyone with information that may assist police should call Detective Constable Darren Guntrip of the Flying Squad on 020 8345 4248. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.