Cars stolen from driveways in three different towns have been used by armed robbers who looted shops in Bucks.
There have been three armed robberies this month that Thames Valley Police think are all linked.
The first was at about 7.25 am on May 4 at McColls in Iver Heath. Three men armed with knives and entered the store and threatened staff before stealing cigarettes and money.
The second happened at about 6.45 am on May 10 at Martins Newsagent in Chenies Parade, Little Chalfont. Again, three men armed with knives threatened staff before stealing cigarettes and cash. The final robbery took place at about 7.25 am at McColl’s in Beaconsfield, and followed the same process as the first two incidents.
Police think cars stolen from driveways in Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough were used by the robbers.
Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Tracey Smyth, based at Slough police station, said that We believe that these incidents are linked, and I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information which they think could relate to any of them to get in touch.
These were terrifying incidents for the victims, so if you know anything about these offenses, or have any knowledge of people selling cheap cigarettes at the moment, then please contact us.
I would also like to remind people of the importance of locking their doors and windows at night, especially during the summer months, in order to protect their property from thieves.