Detectives are urging witnesses to come forward following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Warrington.
At around 10.10pm yesterday, Thursday 11 July, two unknown men carrying machetes entered the One Stop shop in Dam Lane.
They demanded that two women working at the store take them to the safe.
Whilst stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes, the offenders were disturbed by a customer entering the store.
They chased the man outside before fleeing in a light coloured Ford Focus car.
Parked at the back of the shop and driven by someone else, the car left the scene at around 10.15pm.
It travelled along Gig Lane in the direction of Manchester Road.
The men who carried out the robbery were both wearing ski masks and hooded tops with their hoods up to conceal their identities.
They both had dark clothing on.
One of the men is described as being tall and the other one was shorter.
Detective Constable John Parry, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the women who were working at the store and the man who entered the shop whilst the robbery was in progress.
“They have understandably been left extremely shaken up and we are committed to doing all that we can to identify the offenders and bring them to justice.
“The investigation is currently in the very early stages and we are following a number of lines of enquiry.
“As part of our investigation we want to hear from anyone who was in the area and believes that they may have seen, or have dashcam footage of, the offenders or the light coloured Ford Focus they were travelling in.
“We also want to speak to anyone who believes that they may know who the offenders are or have any other information that may aid our investigation.”
Anyone with information that may help detectives with their investigation, no matter how small, should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 453412, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.