Derbyshire shop robberies linked by police

Co-op in Spondon Police said no-one was injured but staff at the Spondon (pictured) and Breaston stores were left shaken by the incident

Two armed robberies in Derbyshire which happened within 25 minutes of each other are being linked by police.

A man went into the Co op in Breaston at 21:20 BST on Monday and threatened staff with an extendable baton.

At 21:45 BST a similar robbery took place at the Co-op in Spondon, just over 4 miles (6.5km) away. A "substantial" amount of cash was taken.

In both cases the suspect was white, 5ft 11ins (180cm) tall, aged 30 to 35, with a scar over his left eye.

No-one was injured but officers said staff were left badly shaken. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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