Hatchet/sledgehammer raids in Newtownabbery linked
Police believe the same man may have robbed four shops in County Antrim over two days while armed with a hatchet one night and a sledgehammer the other.
The man stole cash from shops on the Carnmoney Road in Newtownabbey and the Shore Road in Greenisland on Thursday night.
Two robberies were carried out by a man armed with a sledgehammer in Newtownabbey on Wednesday evening.
The man in each incident was about 6ft tall and wearing a hooded top.
He also wore a balaclava during Thursday night's raids.
The first robbery on Thursday was at 17:50 GMT, the second was at 18:50 GMT.
The two on Wednesday were at a service station on the Shore Road at about 17:45 GMT and from a shop on the Circular Road at about 18:20 GMT.
Police have appealed for for witnesses to contact them.