Six people have been arrested in connection with robberies at betting shops in Milton Keynes last week.
Armed men threatened a member of staff at Coral in the High Street, New Bradwell at around 11.45am on Tuesday.
A staff member handed over cash and the offenders left the shop on foot.
The second robbery took place at Betfred in Church Street, Wolverton, at around 2pm on Wednesday when three men entered the shop.
One of them threatened a member of staff with what is thought to have been a firearm before taking money from the till and leaving the shop.
No one was injured in either of the incidents.
A 24-year-old woman, two 23-year-old men, a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman, all from Milton Keynes, and a 20-year-old woman from Oxfordshire, have been arrested in connection with these incidents and bailed until November 21.
If anyone has any information regarding these offences, please contact Det Sgt Phil Turner- Robson from Force CID via the Thames Valley Police enquiry line 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.