Police hunting for Swansea armed robbers release descriptions
Police have issued descriptions of men they are hunting for following armed robberies in Swansea.
The raiders struck at betting shops in Trallwn and Bonymaen yesterday evening, threatening staff with hammers and knives and making off with cash.
South Wales Police Detective Chief Inspector Jane Mackay said: "These were obviously very frightening incidents for the members of staff involved but fortunately no-one has been injured.
"The suspects have been seen making off from the scenes and I would appeal to anyone with information about the suspects."
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The first incident happened just before 5.30pm at the Ladbrokes in Trallwn Road, Trallwn, when three men wearing masks burst into the shop.
Suspect one is around 6ft tall, suspect two — who was carrying a hammer — is around the same height and of a stocky build and with black curly hair, while the third is also 6ft and was carrying a large knife.
The second incident happened a short time later at the Ladbrokes on Mansel Road, Bonymaen.
Police say the first suspect is aged 20 to 25, around 6ft in height and of medium-to-large, stocky build, while the second was wearing a sweatshirt and a hat and spoke with a "local" accent.
Police are linking the two raids, and officers believe the men used a silver Vauxhall Astra estate getaway car — registration V665EVT — which was later found burnt out.
*Can you help? Call South Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111