ROBBERY TOLL CLIMBS EVEN HIGHER
Two arrested in connection with four robberies
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