Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a Croydon betting office.

A man threatened staff with a gun at Ladbrokes betting office in George Street, Croydon at approximately 9.15am on July 29.

The suspect pushed a sharp object, which he said to be a gun, into the back of one staff member and ordered the shop’s alarms to be switched off while he stole cash from two safes on the premises, before fleeing through a fire escape.

The suspect is described as a black man, in his mid-20s to early 30s, 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the robbery should contact the Flying Squad at Tower Bridge on 020 7232 6530 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.