A MAN armed with a pistol demanded cash from the till of a Bargain Booze store in Cheshire before fleeing with a quantity of cash.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following the armed robbery at the convenience store.

At about 10.15pm yesterday (Monday, May 3) an unknown man armed with the pistol entered the store at the corner of Tollemache Drive and Parkers Road, Crewe.

Once inside the man walked towards the store assistant and ordered them to open the till; he then stole a quantity of cash before fleeing the store.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 6’ 2” tall, of slim build but with broad shoulders.

He was wearing a green jacket, with his hood up and a black hat underneath, black trousers, black shoes and black gloves. He also had dark sunglasses, a black snood type mask and a surgical mask.

The suspect was also carrying a green rucksack.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information which may aid their investigation.

Detective Sergeant Richard Johnson said: “While the victim did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident, they were left shaken and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the person responsible.

“I would like to reassure residents that patrols are being stepped up in the local area. As part of the investigation into the incident I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time it occurred and believes they may have witnessed something that may be relevant to our enquiries.

“I also want to hear from motorists with dashcams who were driving on Parkers Road or Tollemarche Drive between 9.45pm and 10.45pm.”

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation, no matter how small, is urged to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 979460 or give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report .

Alternatively, information can be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously .