Nottinghamshire Police are hunting two men after an armed robbery on a petrol station forecourt.

The thieves struck at about 6.50am on Friday 23 May at the Murco petrol station in Mill Street, Old Basford, Nottingham

Two security workers were refilling the ATM inside the station when two men threatened them with a firearm. One of the workers was assaulted and suffered minor injuries. No shots were fired.

The men then made off with cash on foot. Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything and would like to speak to the driver of a silver Astra and a cyclist who stopped at the station, possibly to use the cash machine.

Detective sergeant James Bond said: “We are appealing to anyone who might have been in the area at the time of the robbery – or just before it happened. Did you see anything unusual? The men were dressed in black and made off on foot. If you have any information please get in touch so we can bring the offenders to justice."

Both of the robbers are described as black, in their 20s, of a stocky build and around 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall. They were dressed in black trousers and wore black hats and gloves. One of the men was wearing a black top with piping down the side of the arm. The other was dressed in a white Adidas jumper and was carrying a black Nike bag.