Two arrested after 'frightening series of armed robberies'
The pair are said to have threatened shop staff with a meat cleaver before stealing cash.
Two people have been charged in connection with a series of "frightening" armed robberies.
The incidents happened on Hopetoun Street, George Street and Millburn Road between Friday, November 2 and Thursday, November 8.
A 28-year-old man and a woman, 29, have been arrested and charged in connection with the incidents.
They are due to appear in court on Monday.
A bookmakers was targeted in the first incident. Staff said they were threatened with a meat cleaver, before the suspects made off with a charity box containing a three-figure sum of cash.
Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: "These were frightening events for all involved and would have been undoubtedly distressing for the local community.
"Our inquiries into these incidents are ongoing and I would ask anyone with information who hasn't yet come forward to do so as soon as possible.
"We are committed to tackling these type of incidents and will always use all resources at our disposal to investigate thoroughly."
Chief Inspector Alun Williams, Area Commander said: "We will not tolerate such behaviour in our area and the pair are now held in police custody to appear in court.
"I want to thank the public for their support during our investigation and provide reassurance that we are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with these incidents."