Detectives investigating three robberies that took place in the last week at business premises across the Barnsley and Doncaster area are appealing for information.
The first incident took place at around 10.15pm on Friday April 3, when it is reported that a man with his face covered entered a garage in Barnsley Road, Wath.
He threatened staff with what is believed to be a hammer and fled the scene with a quantity of money and cigarettes.
A similar incident was reported at Sainsbury’s on Sprotbrough Road, Doncaster at 9.50pm on Monday April 6.
A man wearing a balaclava entered the store and threatened staff with a hammer and demanded cash and cigarettes.
He left with the stolen money and cigarettes on foot in the direction of Melton Road. Police recovered a bag containing all the stolen money nearby.
The man is described as white, around 6ft to 6ft 3ins tall and of slim build.
A third robbery was reported to police at 9.15pm on Tuesday April 7 at Cathill Services in Doncaster Road, Darfield.
A man with his face covered carrying what is believed to be a hammer and a knife threatened staff.
He stole money and cigarettes.
Nobody was injured during any of the incidents but staff were left shaken.
Detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry and believe the incidents to be linked.
They would like to speak to witnesses or anyone with information about any of the robberies.
Please call 101 quoting incident number 1023 of 3 April or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.