Cheshire Police detectives are appealing for information and CCTV footage after a cashier was injured during an armed robbery at a petrol station at Culcheth in Warrington.

At about 6.40pm on Wednesday 6 January a man who appeared to be carrying a hammer entered the forecourt shop on Warrington Road and ran towards a shop worker who was near the till. The man managed to grab the till and fled from the store.

He is described as being 6 feet tall, aged around his mid to late 20s and was of medium build. At the time of the incident he was wearing a face covering, a black jacket, grey tracksuit pants and black boots and a pair of orange gloves.

The shop worker sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Officers are appealing for anyone with any information that could help with the investigation to contact Cheshire Police.

Detective constable Joe Davies said: “This attack left the shop worker shaken and I’d like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to find the person responsible.

“A number of enquiries are currently under way and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen something that didn’t look quite right around the Lodge Drive and Culcheth Hall Drive areas.

“The same goes for anyone who may have CCTV footage from these areas or may have captured dashcam footage of the petrol station between 6pm and 7pm on 6 January.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has any information on who they believe is responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 889609 or report it via the Cheshire Police website.

Information can also be reported anonymously to 0800 555111 or report it via the Crimestoppers website.