Armed robbery at St Helens betting shop

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AN armed robber targeted a betting shop in St Helens yesterday (Wednesday).

Police were called to the Betfred shop on Parr Stocks Road at about 3.50pm after a man held up the bookies armed with what was believed to be a handgun.

The robber made his getaway in a black convertible car - which was being driven by another man - in the direction of Gaskell Street.

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man from St Helens in connection with the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information about it, can call police on 0151 777 6843 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.