A MAN stole cash from a Wearside bookmakers after threatening staff with a plank of wood.
The raid on the Coral bookies, pictured, in Chester Road, Sunderland, happened at 7.35pm on Monday.
The thief went into the shop armed with a piece of wood and demanded staff hand over money.
No one was hurt in the raid, but the staff members were left shaken.
Police are carrying out inquiries into the robbery and would like to hear from anyone with information about it, to contact them on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.