Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following an armed robbery at a bookmaker in Winton.
The incident happened at approximately 5.25pm on Tuesday 22 April at Coral on Wimborne Road.
A man entered the shop with his face and head covered and approached a member of staff who was behind the counter. He then threatened the member of staff using what is believed to be a handgun.
A customer who was also at the counter confronted the offender and as a result received a small cut to his head. No one else was injured in the incident.
The offender then left Coral and was seen running up Latimer Road.
He is described as a white man who is bald on the top of his head, and was wearing a black top and a grey hoody. He had a smooth black scarf around his face.
Detective Constable Alan Marks, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Fortunately the offender left empty handed.
“It is thought that after the incident he got into a silver Skoda Fabio and may have been with a black man who was seen acting suspiciously at the time.
“Following enquiries I am now able to release a CCTV image of the suspect.
“I would ask him or anyone who recognises him, to contact me urgently.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:336 Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.