A BASINGSTOKE man has been released under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of robbery.

The 38-year-old man was arrested following an incident at the One Stop store in Chineham last week.

Police are still making enquiries into the incident at the store on Guinea Court on November 23.

Hampshire Constabulary had earlier issued an appeal for witnesses and information following two armed robberies in Basingstoke which they believed were linked.

The first incident took place between 9.30pm and 9.37pm on Saturday, November 20.

A man wearing a balaclava entered the One Stop store on Sark Way in Popley and threatened a female cashier with a knife, according to police.

They said that the man then stole £101 in cash and made off on foot.

The second incident took place at around 9.40pm on Tuesday, November 23.

A man entered the One Stop store on Guinea Court in Chineham and threatened a staff member with a knife, according to police reports at the time.

The suspect allegedly demanded money from the till and is said to have made off with £257 in cash and 6 x 50g packets of tobacco.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: "Were you in either area during the times mentioned above? Did you see anything suspicious?

"Contact us on 101 quoting 44210467133.

"Alternatively, go online and submit information via this link: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report."