POLICE are linking robberies at stores in two villages yesterday morning.
Two men armed with a kitchen knife and a hammer are believed to be responsible for the raids around 11.30am.
The first attack happened in Scissett at the supermarket on Wakefield Road.
Two men walked into the store and one remained in the doorway with his foot in the door.
The first man walked up to the counter and threatened the female owner for cash while brandishing a kitchen knife.
The second man then smashed a security door window with a hammer.
The men then left the shop with a quantity of cash and are believed to have driven off in a silver coloured car.
Police are also trying to trace a woman in a red coat who was believed to have been in the shop just before the raid and may have witnessed the men getting out of the car.
Just 15 minutes later in Skelmanthorpe, two men raided the Skelmanthorpe newsagents in Commercial Road.
In a similar attack they threatened the assistant with a knife and hammer and snatched a quantity of scratch cards from a display on the counter before making off.
The men were described as white, 5ft 6 to 7 and in their late teens or early 20s.
One had a round flat face and was wearing a cream coloured woollen hat and a padded coat and the second had a padded jacket and a grey hooded top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact to Kirklees robbery team on 0800 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.