PICTURES of two men have been released after three robberies, all involving a man armed with an axe, at a Morrisons Daily store in Rochdale in the space of 11 days.

The first robbery happened at the Albert Royds Street shop on Saturday, November 13 at around 6.40pm when two men, one carrying an axe, entered the store and demanded staff to empty a till of money.

Then men fled on foot with cash from the till in the direction of Halifax Road.

The second robbery took place at around 7.50pm on Wednesday, November 17 when a man, wearing a mask and hood and carrying an axe, entered the store before fleeing with cash from a till and scratch cards.

And six days later, on Tuesday, November 23 at around 7.05pm, a man armed with an axe entered the same store and demanded money from a till.

He fled the scene with cash in the direction of Samson Street.

No-one suffered any injuries during the robberies.

Detectives believe these incidents to be linked and have released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the robberies.

If you recognise these men or have information that could help contact police on 0161 856 4668 or via our LiveChat at quoting 2,722 of November 13.

Alternatively, details can be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.