A 68-YEAR-OLD bookmaker was held at gunpoint by armed raiders who burst into his betting shop.

Last Thursday two men entered Coral Bookmakers in Lower Road, Chalfont St Peter, and threatened Joseph Hamill, the manager, with a gun.

Detectives are searching for the men who fled with just under £300 in petty cash.

Despite having a gun pointed at his face, Mr Hamill said he was unphased by the incident.

Mr Hamill said: "One of the men came into the shop while the other waited by a motorbike.

"He held a gun to my face and asked me to put the change till into a zip bag he was wearing on his chest. Then he left and they drove off."

He added: "They were in and out within 20 seconds so I didn't really have time to be frightened or think about it. They seemed to be young lads."

Despite the raid Mr Hamill, from Windsor, was back at work on Saturday.

He said: "We are trained to just hand over the money. You have to just get on with it and it was business as usual for me afterwards."

Police are now seeking information on the incident. Detective Sergeant Andy Mottau said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who was in Chalfont St Peter yesterday and saw two men on a motorbike matching this description, which is a distinctive make of bike.

"It is believed the men were also in Bottoms Up off licence, next door to Corals, the previous evening, Wednesday August 3, shortly before 8pm and I would appeal to anyone who saw them in the store or on the motorbike around the Lower Road and High Street area to contact me."

The two robbers are both white and were wearing dark clothes and full-face motorcycle helmets. One of them is around 5ft 11ins and stocky, the other is around 5ft 8ins and of medium build. The two men escaped on a Ducati Monster motorcycle.

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Mottau on 0845 8 505 505.