Officers have arrested two men but are appealing for information after a robbery and an attempted robbery were reported within minutes of each other at stores on Richmond Road and Mansfield Road in Sheffield.
The two incidents were reported at around 9pm yesterday, Wednesday 22 March and detectives believe they may be linked.
In the first incident at 8.45pm, two men reportedly armed with knives, approached the cashier and demanded money at the Co-op on Richmond Road, before fleeing empty handed.
Two men, again reportedly armed with knives, then approached the cashier at the Co-op store on Mansfield Road at 8.55pm, where they threatened the cashier before escaping with a substantial amount of money and cigarettes.
Nobody was injured in the robbery and attempted robbery.
In both incidents, one man is described as white, around 6’ 2” tall and of heavy build. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black chequered shirt. The second man is described as white and shorter in stature. He was wearing a large black coat and black Adidas bottoms.
A 73-year-old man and a 46 year-old man, both from Sheffield, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery in connection to the incidents and remain in police custody.
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident number 1011 of 21 March. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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