March Gunpoint Robbery

4 January 2011, 11:59 | Updated: 4 January 2011, 12:04

Two workers at a service station in March have been held up at gunpoint by a man wearing a balaclava.

It happened on New Year's Eve at around 7:35pm.

The robber walked into the Robin Hood Service Station, pointed the handgun at two members of staff before telling them to open the till and safe.

The man then escaped with cash.

The offender is described as white, in his late 20s, muscular and six foot to 6'2'', and was carrying a black and grey rucksack. 

Detective Constable Mark Yendley, investigating, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the members of staff who were threatened.

I would appeal to anyone who saw this man before or after the incident to contact police.

In particular we would like to trace the customer who came into the store a few minutes after the robbery.

He was told he could not be served because of what had just happened, but may have seen the offender making off."

Anyone with any information is asked to call DC Yendley on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.