Costcutter raids linked

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

Costcutter

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TWO robberies, both involving knives, and both from Costcutter stores, are being linked by detectives. The latest was at Doddington near March on Saturday. The first incident happened on Friday (November 17) at around 8pm, when two men entered the Costcu

TWO robberies, both involving knives, and both from Costcutter stores, are being linked by detectives. The latest was at Doddington near March on Saturday.

The first incident happened on Friday (November 17) at around 8pm, when two men entered the Costcutters shop, in Parkway, Little Paxton. The men went up to the counter where a man and woman stood, one of the men threaten the staff with a knife, while the other forced open a door to get behind the counter and stole money from the till.

The men, who are described as wearing hooded jumpers and balaclavas, left the scene in a waiting vehicle.

No one was injured during the incident.

The second incident happened at around 7.45pm on Saturday (November 18), at the Costcutters shop in the High Street, Doddington.

Two men entered the shop and one of them threatened the man sitting behind the till with a knife and demanded he opened the till. The other man then leaned over the counter and stole the money from the till.

The men then left the shop in a waiting vehicle.

The shop keeper, in his forties and from Doddington, was not injured during the incident.

The two men are described as of medium build, around six feet tall and wearing balaclavas.

Detective Inspector Craig Harrison said: "We are linking the two robberies and would appeal to anyone who has any information about either incident.

"Were you in the Parkway area of Little Paxton on Friday night or the High Street, in Doddington on Saturday night?

"Did you see the two men hanging around either area prior to the robberies or fleeing from either scene?"

Anyone with information should contact DI Harrison at Huntingdon Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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