ROB­BERY TOLL CLIMBS EVEN HIGHER

Two ar­rested in con­nec­tion with four rob­beries

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOURTELEGRAPH - By Ste­pehn Briggs stephen.briggs’pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A knife­man got away with cash after raid­ing a Peter­bor­ough shop - the eighth rob­bery at a store in the city in just 12 days.

Last week the Peter­bor­ough Telegraph re­ported there had been five rob­beries in the city in just a week - and now po­lice have con­firmed there have been even more.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Dave Tay­lor, from Cam­bridgeshire po­lice said a spe­cial­ist rob­bery squad were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the re­cent spate.

The lat­est rob­bery hap­pened at the Co-op in South­fields Drive at about 9.40pm on Mon­day, April 9.

The man threat­ened staff with a knife, de­mand­ing money. Cash was handed over to the man and he left the shop, head­ing along Law­son Av­enue.

No­body was in­jured in the raid but staff were left shaken. The of­fender his face cov­ered with a scarf, and was wear­ing track­suit.

Po­lice have ar­rested two men from Peter­bor­ough in con­nec­tion with four pre­vi­ous rob­beries in Peter­bor­ough.

Two of the rob­beries hap­pened at the One Stop in the Parn­well Cen­tre - one on March 30, the other on April 4. An­other hap­pened at the Gun­thorpe Dis­count Store in Hall­fields Lane again on March 30 and the fi­nal one hap­pened at Bal’s Gen­eral Store in St John’s Street on April 4.

Of­fi­cers are also look­ing at whether a rob­bery which took place at 10.35am on Sun­day April 8 in Gun­thorpe Road is linked to the other

The lat­est Stan­ground rob­bery has not been linked to any other rob­beries.

The two ar­rested men aged 29 and 31 - have been re­leased by po­lice under in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Two fur­ther rob­beries, which are not be­ing linked to any oth­ers, oc­curred at a Lad­brokes at the Wer­ring­ton Cen­tre in Skaters Way.

More than £1,000 was stolen across the raids and staff threat­ened with weapons which po­lice said are not be­lieved to be firearms. The first in­ci­dent took place at about 9.30pm on Wed­nes­day, March 28 and the sec­ond on Mon­day April 2 at about 5.15pm.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about any of the rob­beries is asked to call Cam­bridgeshire po­lice on 101, or Crimes­top­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

CCTV footage of the Stan­ground rob­bery

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