AN OFF-DUTY police officer foiled an armed robbery after two masked men walked into a convenience store with a knife and a bat.
The officer intervened after the pair entered the Tesco Express in Weston Grove, Upton, about 5.40pm on Saturday, November 3.
The men then fled in the direction of Newhall Road. They did not take anything and no-one was injured.
The first man is described as white and was wearing a grey balaclava, dark coloured tracksuit top, dark coloured trousers, black trainers and gloves. He was in possession of a craft knife.
The second man is described as white and was smaller than the first man.
He was wearing a black baseball cap, brown hooded coat, blue shorts and blue trainers. He had a scarf covering his face and was carrying a black and orange satchel bag. He was in possession of a baseball bat.
DC Gary Morris of Chester CID said: “We believe these people may be local to the Upton area, so we are asking for people within that community to get in touch with us and help us in our enquiries.”
Witnesses are asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 790 of November 3, 2012.
Information can also be left anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.