Police in Hamilton are investigating two separate robberies overnight, one involving a rifle and the other a gang with knives.
In the first, just before 10.30pm on Wednesday: two men entered a United Video store in Frankton with a rifle.
An employed was threatened by one while the other grabbed the till.
Both fled on foot towards Seddon Street. Police say the rifle appeared to have a telescopic sight and it would have been a distinctive item for someone to be seen carrying.
Meanwhile a group of people armed with knives forced their way into a house on Durham Street in Nawton at about 4am on Thursday.
They demanded cash and property being leaving in two separate vehicles.