Images released of man suspected of four armed robberies in Northampton

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A serial armed robber, for whose capture a £3,000 reward is being offered, is believed to have carried out a fourth raid in Northampton.

Northamptonshire Police has issued an appeal for information about the man, who is believed to have threatened staff at Ladbrokes, in Wellingborough Road, with a knife during the latest robbery shortly after 9pm on Monday, January 27.

The man took cash from the till, left through the front door and then escaped on a bicycle.

The man is described as white, slim with fair hair, blue eyes, about 5ft 6ins and aged between 20 and 30.

Police believe the man may have carried out three other armed robberies in the town centre.

The first was at a branch of Santander in Mercers Row on Monday, December 30, between 4.45pm and 5pm. A man entered the bank with a knife and threatened staff before stealing cash.

The second was on Friday, January 10 at Hatton Gold Jewellers on St Peters Walk, between 2.10pm and 2.30pm. Again the offender threatened staff with a knife and stole cash.

The other robbery was on Wednesday, January 22 at Thomas Cook in Abington Street, between 2pm and 2.30pm. A knife was produced and staff threatened before the offender stole cash.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to an arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for the robberies.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.