A MAN has been arrested in connection with two knifepoint robberies in Darlington in recent days.

The 36-year-old Darlington man was arrested on suspicion of robbery this morning and is currently in police custody.

The first incident happened at the Majestic Wine Warehouse on Grange Road at around 14.55pm on Tuesday, and the second at Ladbrokes on Neasham Road at around 10.40am yesterday (Thursday, February 8).

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In both incidents, the suspect threatened a member of staff with a knife before making off with a quantity of cash.