Police hunt axe-wielding robbers behind break-ins at shops in Coltishall and Spixworth

Police have appealed for information. Picture: Archant

Police have appealed for information. Picture: Archant - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Axe-wielding robbers are believed to be behind two raids in Norfolk at the weekend.

Police are investigating after shops in Coltishall and Spixworth were targeted just over 24 hours apart.

Alcohol was stolen during a break-in at the premises in Coltishall's High Street on Saturday around 1.30am after thieves smashed their way in through a window in the door with what is believed to be an axe.

And on Sunday, around 2am, alcohol and tobacco was stolen from a property at Crostwick Lane in Spixworth after thieves smashed a glass door panel.

Officers are linking the two burglaries and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.