Robbers armed with a large knife have stolen money from a petrol station in Flixton, Greater Manchester.

At 7.45pm on Wednesday 28 January, two men ran into Village Service Station on Flixton Road and jumped over the counter.

They demanded money while threatening the cashier with a knife. She was forced to open the till and the pair ran off down the side of the garage.

One is described as being white, of stocky build, 5ft 7in tall, wore a black stocking on his head, a dark tracksuit top, grey jogging bottoms and in his 30s.

The other was in his 30s, 6ft tall, of slim build, spoke with a local accent, wore similar clothing to the first man and carried a large knife.

Detective constable Amanda Tootill said: “The men ran off after the robbery into The Grove and we are working to establish whether they used a car parked nearby to drive off.

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident, saw the men escape or saw any cars that were parked up near to the petrol station at the time, to call police.

“The victim is a young woman who is simply trying to earn a living and provide a service to the local community. She has been left traumatised by what happened and I would urge anyone who knows anything about this robbery to tell the police who is responsible."

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 9168 or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.