Two men have been charged in connection with robberies at two bookmakers in Alfreton and South Normanton.
The first incident took place at around 9.30pm on Friday, January 31, when staff at Ladbrokes, Market Street, South Normanton were threatened with a knife and forced to hand over cash.
A second robbery occurred at Ladbrokes, Nottingham Road, Alfreton at 5.20pm on Sunday, February 9.
Members of staff were made to hand over cash by men carrying a knife. A customer was injured during the robbery.
Gavin Barnes, 35, and Alan Bearder, 30, have both been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possessing an offensive weapon and one count of assault.
They appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield today (Tuesday, February 11) and have been remanded in custody to appear at Derby Crown Court on February 25.