Northamptonshire Police believe a series of armed robberies in the county during the past week may be linked.
The most recent incident happened yesterday evening (Thursday) at S&S Stores in Gainsborough Road, at about 9pm, when two men threatened staff with weapons and stole cash from the till.
Two similar robberies have also taken place at the Shell Garage in Cottingham Road. The first offence happened on Saturday shortly before 9pm, and the second incident took place on Wednesday at about 8.40pm.
On Thursday last week (February 19), between 9.15pm and 9.30pm, a robbery took place at Booze Buster in Farmstead Road, where two men smashed through protective Perspex to gain access to the staff area of the shop and stole money from one till before taking a second till with them.
Officers also believe a robbery at Domino’s Pizza in Princewood Road on October 9 last year may be linked.
Chief Inspector Dennis Murray said: “We have a dedicated team investigating these incidents and we are determined to find those responsible.
“All of these incidents happened between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area of any of the robberies, to contact Corby CID on 101 as soon as possible.
“Following the robbery at S&S last night, the offenders made their getaway on a motorbike and we also believe they may have links to the Beanfield estate.
“I would urge anyone who thinks they may know who is responsible for these offences, or has any information that may help the investigation, to contact us; their call will be treated in the strictest confidence.”
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.