THREE men armed with a knife, sword and axe forced staff at a Great Sutton pub to hand over thousands of pounds in cash on Sunday night.
The men dressed in balaclavas targeted the Old Wirral Hundred pub on Capenhurst Road just as staff were closing up for the night.
The gang forced their way in to the building at approximately 11.45pm and demanded the pub’s takings.
The three men, who are each described as wearing dark coloured clothing and concealing their faces with balaclavas, were armed with a knife, a sword and an axe.
They demanded cash takings from the safe, and then fled the scene in a car, understood to be a red Vauxhall Vectra. Fortunately none of the staff were hurt during the incident though they have been left in a state of shock.
Detectives in Ellesmere Port are appealing for witnesses following the incident.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident are asked to contact Detectives on 0845 458 0000
Alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.