It follows an attempted armed robbery at a shop in Church Street, Hodnet yesterday at around 10.25am where the raider escaped empty handed.
A similar incident shortly after at the Adastra Services Shop on the A41 at Tern Hill saw a man take money, cigarettes and alcohol.
A 40-year-old from Market Drayton has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody.
Anyone who may have witnessed, or captured on dash cam, either incident is asked to please get in touch.
They can call 101 or visit westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting incident 147 of May 26.