• Ladbrokes branch held up at knifepoint in Bathgate
• Man demanded money from staff before fleeing with a three-figure sum
The incident happened at Ladbrokes in King Street, Bathgate, at 10.20am yesterday.
The man produced a knife and demanded money from staff before fleeing the shop with a three-figure sum of cash.
No-one was injured, police said.
The man is described as being white, about 5ft 7in, of slim build, with brown eyes and dark stubble.
He was wearing a dark baseball cap and a dark Adidas hooded top with a lighter section on the front and three stripes down the arms.
Officers are appealing for witnesses.
A force spokesman said: “While nobody was injured, this was an upsetting ordeal for both staff and customers, and we are eager for any information that can help us trace the suspect.”