Appeal following robbery in Cinnamon Brow Date published: 5th January 2017 4.57pm

Police have released a CCTV image of a man officers would like to trace in relation to a robbery at a convenience store in Warrington.

At approximately 10.20pm on Wednesday 4th January, two men entered the One Stop Shop on North Cinnamon Lane, Cinnamon Brow, Warrington, via the front entrance.

Once inside the store one of the men stood at the door, whilst the second man, who was possibly armed with a handgun, approached the counter and threatened two members of staff, demanding that they opened the till. The shop workers opened the till and handed over the money to the offenders and both of the men then left the store via the main entrance and fled the scene.

The first offender is described as approximately 5ft 5 inches tall, wearing dark clothing and had his face covered, possibly with a black balaclava.

The second offender is described as approximately 5ft 3 inches tall with a reddish, possibly spotty complexion. He was wearing a black tracksuit, black gloves and dark trainers with a white trim. The man was also wearing a skeleton mask and carrying a distinctive black Nike rucksack, with a large white tick.

The man was believed to be carrying a handgun in his left hand. Although it has not yet been established if the gun was real or imitation.

DC Ian Bingley said: “We take all incidents of this nature seriously and are doing all we can to trace the offender. It has not been established whether the gun was real or imitation. The weapon was not discharged and no injuries were reported but staff, who were in the shop at the time, were understandably left very shaken by their ordeal.

“We’re currently following a number of enquiries in relation to the incident, including CCTV analysis and speaking to local residents.

“As part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the Cinnamon Brow area at the time this incident occurred and believes that they may have seen anything suspicious. I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Warrington on 101.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 817 of 4/1/2017. Information can also be left anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.