THREE men brandishing a knife and sticks threatened staff during a terrifying raid on a shop in Great Sutton.
The thieves escaped with cash following the robbery at Nathans Food and Wine in Whetstone Hey at 9.40pm last Wednesday.
Two members of staff were inside at the time and, fearing for their own safety, backed away from the men who stole the till and fled down an alleyway which runs along the side of the shop.
All three men had their faces covered and are described as white, under 25 years of age and wearing dark, hooded clothing.
The two workers were uninjured but left “shaken” by their ordeal.
Detective Constable Jim Hendry said: “This is a cowardly crime that has left two shopworkers very shaken.
“I urge the local community to come forward and pass any information to the police to assist the prosecution of these men.
“I am particularly interested in speaking to a male member of the public who entered the store and bought goods just prior to the incident.
“He may hold a key piece of information which would assist the investigation. Can I please ask him to contact me directly or leave details on Crimestoppers.”
If you witnessed the incident or have any information contact DC Hendry on 01244 613258 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted armed robbery at Wolverham post office.
A man carrying what appeared to be a firearm entered the Milton Road premises at 9.30am on Saturday.
But when the female counter assistant challenged him he fled.
The man is believed to be about 17 years old, of slim build, with dark hair and wearing a hooded top with his mouth and nose covered.
If you have any information call DC Steve Owens on 01244 613131.