Police are trying to identify a man who is suspected of robbing two bookmakers with a gun.

The first robbery occurred on Monday, November 18 at Ladbrokes in High Street, Barnet. The suspect entered the shop at 9.40am and demanded cash from staff while brandishing a firearm.

The second robbery occurred minutes later on the same road at BetFred. The suspect entered the shop and threatened the member of staff with a firearm.

He made off on a Yahama motorcycle with a quantity of cash from both bookmakers. He was wearing a distinctive black crash helmet with red markings on the top.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s and around 6ft 1ins tall.

Police are appealing for assistance in identifying the man.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect should call the Flying Squad East on 07771 976 557 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 1889/18Nov.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.