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Police launch appeal after two Sheffield shops targeted in knifepoint robberies

Police are appealing for information. Credit: PA

A group of men who robbed two shops in Sheffield at knifepoint are being sought by police.

It was reported that three men armed with a bladed article threatened staff at the Co-op on Greengate Lane in High Green, before stealing cash yesterday at around 7.20pm.

They had their faces covered and were wearing dark jackets and trousers.

Two men armed with a knife then entered the Co-op in Burncross Road in Chapeltown at around 9.20pm. They forced staff to open the safe, before leaving with cash and tobacco.

These were two very distressing incidents, in neighbouring villages within a short space of time of each other.

While no-one was injured, the staff understandably were incredibly shaken up and are being supported by officers.

I can reassure people living in these communities that a full investigation is underway and that we are working to establish whether the incidents are linked.

We are keen to hear from anyone who was in either area around the time of the offences – did you hear or see anything suspicious? If so, please do get in touch.

– Detective Sergeant Cath Abou-Ragheb, South Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information about the High Green robbery should call 101 quoting log 947 of March 18. For the Chapeltown incident the log is 1077 of March 18.