Business owners in Northampton are being urged to be extra vigilant after two armed robberies in the town in the past two nights.
Northamptonshire Police believe an armed robbery at the Fox and Hounds pub, Harlestone, in the early hours of this morning is linked to a similar robbery at Buddies new York Cafe in Upton on Thursday night.
The robbery of the pub took place between 11.45pm on Friday and midnight on Saturday, when three armed men threatened staff in the pub and stole property.
Officers investigating the robbery believe it to be linked to a similar robbery that took place at Buddies New York Café, in Upton, between 10pm and 10.30pm on Thursday, March 5.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and are reminding business owners, managers and staff to be extra vigilant about their surroundings, in particular around opening and closing times.
Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or dial 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.