Police confirmed they were called at around 8pm on Saturday (February 1) to reports of a robbery at a shop in Library Walk, Bedford, where four youths stole cigarettes and vodka.
A further report was then made at 8pm on Sunday (February 2) when four youths - wearing masks and hoods - entered a store in Queens Drive, Bedford, and stole cigarettes.
A search by officers - supported by the police helicopter and dog unit - located four teenage boys nearby.
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No weapons were reported at either incident.
The boys have been arrested in connection with these incidents, and are currently in custody for questioning.