Cigarettes have been stolen from a newsagents in Corsham this morning.
Police were called to the address this morning following the incident, where it’s believed two men broke into the store Barnet Brothers on High Street at around 5.30am.
It’s thought that the suspects left the area in a vehicle and drove onto Pickwick Road.
It’s believed the incident may be linked to three other robberies, which happened across Chippenham, Melksham and Corsham, which all took place this morning.
DS Sarah Mackett, from Melksham CID, said: “We are currently investigating four separate incidents, in three different towns, but we are keeping an open mind about the possibility that they are linked.
“We believe we are dealing with two or three offenders who are likely to have access to a vehicle, and we want to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious at any of these four locations.
“The armed robbery is of particular concern and although nobody was injured, the staff who were in the shop at the time have been left understandably shaken and frightened by what happened.
“We are still in the very early stages of our investigation, but we do have CSI teams attending the scene and are looking through some CCTV footage at the various premises. I want to reassure the public that we are taking these incidents seriously and will be doing everything we can to catch those responsible.”
Wiltshire Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have dashcam footage of the vehicle leaving the scene, to contact PC Maidment at Chippenham Police Station on 101.
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