Lancashire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses following a gun-wielding armed robbery at a Supersaver store in Morecambe.
The incident happened at the convenience store on Alexandra Road in the village of Heysham at around 6:55pm on 17 February.
According to police, two men entered the shop, one pointing a suspected firearm at staff and the other making threats with a knife for access to the till. They ransacked the cash register and got away with a quantity of cash.
The incident followed another robbery at the Betfred bookmakers on Euston Road, Morecambe, at around 9:10pm on 14 February, when one of two men pointed what appeared to be a firearm at a member of staff whilst the other, armed with a hammer, jumped over the till making demands access to the safe.
When the worker advised that it could not be opened, the man then grabbed a cash tray and ran out with his accomplice. The incidents are thought to be linked.
Lancaster CID detective inspector, Andy Ellis, said: “These robberies are concerning, particularly given the fact that weapons have been used to threaten workers, who were there just trying to earn a living. We have a team of people dedicated to finding the people responsible.
“We think that given the similarities between the two incidents, they are potentially linked. I am asking people to cast their minds back to Thursday; did you see anyone, particularly two men together, in the area before the robbery or afterwards as they were making off?”
Anyone with information regarding either incident, please call 01524 596457 or If you fail to get an answer, 101. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.