Two brothers from Norfolk have each been sentenced to six years and eight months for armed raids in Suffolk.
Adam Bloy, 24, of Woodwark Avenue, King's Lynn, and Michael Bloy, 26, of Springvale, Gayton, admitted two counts of robbery.
Ipswich Crown Court heard the men, armed with knives, stole cash from a Co-Op in Lavenham on 9 August and from McDonald's in Sudbury on 13 August.
Speaking after the case, police said the men caused fear in the communities.
Det Insp David Giles of Suffolk Police said: "The brothers caused fear in two Suffolk communities, threatening staff in a rural shop and a popular restaurant with knives and escaping with cash.
"Those members of staff, some of whom were assaulted during the incidents were extremely brave when faced with masked, armed intruders who had come from outside Suffolk to commit crime.
"The help we received from members of the public following an appeal after the Sudbury robbery led to their swift arrests on 14 August."