Arrests have been made in connection with two robberies in Amersham and Chesham Bois.

A staff member at the Londis store on Bois Lane in Chesham Bois was hit on the head with an axe during a robbery that happened at around 5:30pm on Thursday, February 22.

Thames Valley Police linked the incident to a robbery that happened just one day before at Ivy Stores on Plantation Road in Amersham and involved a man threatening a member of staff with a knife. 

A 31-year-old man from Croydon, a 26-year-old man from Amersham and a 15-year-old boy of no fixed abode were all arrested on suspicion of two counts of robbery.

They remain in police custody at this time. 

Detective Inspector Mark Hill, of South Buckinghamshire Priority Crime Team said: “We are very much in the early stages of the investigation and would urge anyone who may have been in these areas and who may have seen anything suspicious at these times to please contact police.

“You can contact us by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43240083559.

“Alternatively, you can make a report online, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”