A SHOP assistant in his fifties was threatened with a 10 inch kitchen knife before being forced to hand over cash by a teenage robber.
Two thieves, one wearing a scarf around his face, burst into Whitby Wines in Ellesmere Port just before it closed and threatened the man behind the counter before escaping with money from the till.
One robber used the knife to threaten his victim, pointing it at his face until he handed over the money, while another held the door open to allow their escape.
The pair ran off towards Whitby Road and Ellesmere Port town centre following the robbery, which took place at 10.18pm on Sunday.
The robber with the knife is around 17 years old, wearing a black hooded coat and Adidas tracksuit bottoms. The second youth wore a white top with blue bands on the sleeves.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact DC Pete Jones of Chester CID on 01244 613138.