Attempted robbery at Northampton bookmakers

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A robbery at a bookmakers in Northampton was foiled after a shop worker activated the alarm.

Two men wearing balaclavas entered the Semilong Racing in Semilong Road at about 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 30.

Once inside, they demanded the man behind the counter fill a bag with cash.

But he activated the premise alarm and the men fled empty handed in the direction of Gordon Street.

Both men are described as slim and about 6ft. They both wore dark clothes.

Witnesses, or anyone with any information about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.