CCTV footage shows the moment a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag is held against a staff member’s head during a robbery at an Oldham bookmakers.

The member of staff was shoved around by a masked man wielding the unseen weapon as a female colleague handed over wads of cash from the till. The suspects then ran away out of the back door.

The cashier had been stood round the back of the bookmakers, when he was first approached by two men wearing balaclavas.

One of the suspects stayed at the back, while his accomplice forced the member of staff into the building.

The victims were left shaken, but thankfully uninjured, following the ordeal at the betting shop on Eldon Precinct.

Officers have released footage of the incident, which happened at 3.30pm on Tuesday, July 4, in the hope of identifying the offenders.