Shop workers threatened with knives in four armed robberies in Lincoln
Police are investigating possible links between four robberies in Lincoln in the space of four days.
The first incident happened at 7.50pm on Thursday, February 7, when two men armed with kitchen knives threatened a woman working at Betfred bookmakers in Carholme Road.
Both are describes as about 6ft tall, of medium build and wearing dark clothing with scarves covering their faces.
They left with cash and possibly got into a dark coloured vehicle parked in the Horse and Groom car park and drove off.
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The second incident was reported at 4.43pm in Friday, February 8 at the Corner Shop, in West Parade, where a male victim was threatened with a knife before by a man who left with a small amount of cash. The offender is described as between 5ft 5in to 5fr 9in tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and again used a scarf to conceal his face.
A woman working at Select and Save in Baggholme Road was threatened with a knife at about 6pm on Saturday, February 9.
The offender is described as possibly mixed race or tanned, of medium build, in his early 20s and about 5ft 10in tall. The man was wearing a beanie hat with his hood up and a scarf around his face. He left the shop with nothing.
The fourth incident was reported on Sunday, February 10 at 6.41pm. A man working at the Grapevine in Burton Rd was threatened with a knife by a man with a beanie hat and a scarf over his face.
The victim this time describes the man as being in his late 20s to mid 30s, 5ft 9in to 5ft10in, slim, with an olive complexion and a local accent. He left the shop with a small amount of cash.
Police are appealing to anyone with any information in relation to these incidents to call 101 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.