Police looking for woman in high heels who held up Bournemouth bookmakers with gun
An armed woman tried to rob a Bournemouth bookmakers - before running off empty handed.
At around 6.15pm on Sunday December 23, a woman tried to carry out a robbery at the Coral bookmakers along Castle Lane West.
The offender threatened a member of staff as they were locking up with what is believed to be a fire arm, but left empty handed - running towards Bradpole Road.
Police Inspector Mark Samuel of Bournemouth and Poole CID said: "This was a very scary ordeal for the victim that has left her very shaken.
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"This incident happened opposite the Castlepoint Shopping Centre and a busy main road - so it likely there would have been members of public in the area during the time of the incident."
The offender is described as white, of slim build and around five foot nine inches tall with curly hair.
She was wearing a brown scarf around her neck and a black leather jacket.
Police are also looking for a man who was seen talking on a mobile phone and hanging around the bus stop outside the bookmakers before the incident.
He followed the offender after the incident.
He is described as a black man, in his 30s, and was wearing a fluorescent sleeveless top and beige hat.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 23:368.