Derbyshire shop robberies linked by police
- 2 April 2013
- From the section Derby
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.