ARMED robberies on two convenience stores which happened within minutes of each other are being treated as linked, police say.
Two men, one of which was holding a handgun, entered McColl’s convenience store on St John’s Green in Kimberworth Park, at around 9.15pm yesterday (Sunday).
The men, who were both wearing helmets, threatened staff and demanded they opened the till, said a police spokeswoman.
The men stole a quantity of cash before leaving on a black, moped-style bike.
“At 9.20pm, officers received a similar report from staff at the Co-op store on Grange View Road in Kimberworth,” added the spokeswoman.
“Again, the offenders threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash from the till.
“Armed response vehicles attended the scene and a search of the area was carried out but the offenders were not located.”
An investigation is underway with officers reviewing CCTV.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incidents 958 and 965 of August 5.