Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a petrol station in Crewe where a lone assistant was forced to keep serving customers while the crooks carried out the crime.

The robbery was reported by the lone nightshift worker at the Total Petrol Station, Queens Park, Victoria Avenue, Crewe, in the early hours of Thursday April 18.

Police are seeking two offenders who are believed to have entered the petrol station shop some hours before the report and threatened the worker who was then forced to carry on serving customers while one offender kept watch on him and the other stole money from the premises.

DS Paul Basford said: “Police are appealing for anyone who visited the petrol station between 10pm on the Wednesday evening and 3am on the Thursday morning.

“In particular we would like to talk to any customer who attended between those hours and was served by the night worker.”

Anyone with information should contact DS Paul Basford or DC Bev Wilkinson on 101 quoting incident number 98 of 18/4/13.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.