A suspected armed robber stole hundreds of pounds from a bookmakers.

Police are investigating a robbery which took place at Ladbrokes in Bushey Mill Lane, Watford, at around 9.45pm on Monday.

Police say a man, believed to be armed with a knife, demanded money from staff and he took hundreds of pounds before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has now released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.

Watford Observer:

Do you recognise this man? Photo: Herts Police

Watford Observer:

Detective Inspector Jason Finnegan from the Watford local crime nit said: "The offender is believed to have been carrying a weapon so it’s really important that we find them.

"The man pictured is believed to have been in Ladbrokes and he could have vital information that will help us.

"I appreciate the quality of the CCTV is not great but if you think you might recognise the man in the photos please let us know.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or suspicious behaviour in the area. If you can help please contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Jonathan Holmes at jonathan.holmes2@herts.pnn.police.uk or by calling the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/6125/20."