A shopkeeper has been attacked when a gun-weilding robber targeted a Coventry bookies.
The incident happened at Ladbrokes on Robin Hood Road in Willenhall this morning, as the staff member was opening up.
The 25 year old worker was hit in the face with the gun.
The man was not seriously injured, officers are conducting enquires and examining CCTV in the area.
A mobile phone was taken in the robbery.
Anyone with information is urged to call DS Michelle Kiedron or her team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.