Police are investigating a third knife point robbery at a shop in Macclesfield.
At 8.34pm on Monday 2 September 2013, a man entered the premises in Chester Road and threatened the lone shop worker and demanded money.
She refused and he seized the till before running out of the shop, crossing Chester Road and heading towards Crompton Road.
The man is described as white, 5′ 7″ and of slim build. He was wearing a black anorak with the hood up and a scarf covering the lower part of his face. He was also wearing black leather gloves and a shoulder bag.
This is the third robbery in the area in the last week – the first one was at the Co-Op on Chester Road at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 28 August, and the second was at a newsagents on Brown Street at 6.50am on Friday 30 August.
DS Dan Ackerley said: “While we cannot confirm categorically that these three incidents are connected, we are looking at the possibility they could be linked and this is forming part of our inquiries.
“I would urge anyone with information on this latest robbery, and the two previous incidents to contact us.
“In addition if you have any information on the man in the CCTV from the first robbery which was at the Co-Op on Chester Road on 28 August, please contact police.
“An operation has been launched into the robberies and a joint investigation is underway between CID and Macclesfield Neighbourhood Policing Unit. Patrols around business premises have also been stepped up, but I would take this opportunity to reassure the community that offences such as this are uncommon.”
Anyone with information about any of the robberies or suspect in the CCTV is asked to call DS Dan Ackerley on 101.
Information can also be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.