Armed robbers strike at Sheffield convenience store for second time in three weeks

High Street Service Station at Beighton where a teenager attempted an armed robbery
High Street Service Station at Beighton where a teenager attempted an armed robbery
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Armed robbers wielding a large knife struck at a Sheffield convenience store in a terrifying raid - the fourth of its kind in three weeks.

Police are linking four robberies in the Beighton area and are appealing for witnesses.

The latest incident happened at 6.30pm on Monday night at Beighton Convenience Store on High Street, when two men with their faces covered robbed the shop.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “One of the men reportedly threatened a member of staff in the store with what is described as a large knife. 
“He demanded money, which was handed over.

“It is alleged that the second man remained in the doorway throughout the incident.

“Both men then left the store on foot. The member of staff was not injured during the incident.”

It is the second time in eight days the shop has been targeted.

The first raid happened at 9.05pm on Sunday, October 19, when a knife was also used.

Detectives believe the robberies are linked to two others. 
The first was at 8.50pm on Wednesday, October 8, when a teenager wielded a handgun at a worker in Beighton petrol station, also on High Street.

He stole cash and cigarettes.

Then a petrol station in Crystal Peaks was robbed at 8.05pm on Sunday, October 19.

One local businessman told the Star: “People are worried about what’s been happening. Everyone is surprised because it’s only a small village.

“They just want the police to catch whoever is responsible.”

Detective Constable Dawn Stump said: “We believe these incidents to be linked given the close proximity of the locations targeted and the relatively short space of time they have happened in.

“We are committed to identifying and apprehending those responsible for these crimes and I’d urge anyone with information to report it to police.”