TWO men were today being quizzed by detectives in connection with three linked armed robberies in Bradford and Leeds.

The pair, aged 28 and 24, were arrested in Bradford last night.

The three incidents - two in Bradford, and one in Leeds - took place within two hours of each other on Monday evening.

In the first incident, three men carrying knives, and another in possession of what appeared to be a sawn-off shotgun, burst into a house in Rockland Crescent, Clayton, at about 5.45pm, where they are believed to have taken a woman's Michael Kors watch.

In the second incident, at about 7pm, a man believed to have been carrying a gun, plus four other men with weapons, possibly knives, entered a house in Wooler Avenue, Beeston, Leeds, where they are thought to have taken some jewellery.

At about 7.45pm, three or four men carrying weapons then entered a house in Broad Lane, Tyersal, and made threats and demands for jewellery and money, leaving the property with a quantity of cash.

The suspects are believed to be white men in their late teens or early 20s.

All wore black balaclavas masks and black gloves.

Police believe a black Mitsubishi L200 pick-up vehicle, or similar, may have been used by the suspects in all three offences.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.