A THUG wearing a 'skull mask' robbed a shop in Ellesmere Port subjecting the female store worker to a "terrifying ordeal".

Detectives are urging witnesses to come forward following the incident at the Go Local Store on Princes Road at around 10pm on Sunday (August 18).

Two unknown men were said to have approached the shop with one waiting outside and the masked man heading inside and approaching the store worker, who was in the process of closing.

The man then threatened the woman and demanded that she open the safe before stealing a quantity of cash.

Both then left the store on foot, travelling along Princes Road towards Overpool Road.

Cheshire Police said the offender who entered the store is described as around 5ft 10ins tall.

He was wearing a grey top, black bottom and white trainers. He also had a skull mask which covered his face.

The offender who waited outside is described as a man of average build.

He was wearing dark trousers, black and white trainers and a black North Face jacket, with his hood up covering his face.

Detective Constable Phill Hunt said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the store worker and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the men responsible.

“The investigation is currently in the very early stages and we are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“As part this I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and witnessed anything that may be relevant to our investigation.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen the offenders after they fled the store and ran down Princes Road towards Overpool Road.

“The same goes for any motorists with a dashcam who were driving in the area around the time of the incident and believes that they may have footage of the offenders.

“I urge anyone with any footage or information that may be relevant, no matter how small, to get in touch with the team here at Ellesmere Port.”

Anyone with information that may aid detectives with their investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 489592, give the details via


or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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