TWO men threatened an Altrincham petrol station worker and made off with money and cigarettes during a robbery.

At 3.40am on May 21, the offenders walked into Altrincham Service Station, on Dunham Road – one of them jumped over the counter and walked over to the staff member.

He threatened the shop worker with an imitation firearm, demanding he opened the till, before they emptied it.

Cigarettes were also taken from the shelf as well as scratchcards before they left, running across the forecourt along Dunham Road, towards Dunham roundabout.

One man is described as being white, in his 20s/30s, around 5ft 9in tall, of slim build, with facial hair.

He wore a navy blue waterproof jacket with the hood up and faded blue jeans.

The second was white, in his 20s/30s, 5ft 9in tall, of slim build and had crooked teeth.

He wore a grey hooded top, blue jeans, a black baseball cap and was carrying a black rucksack.

Both spoke with Liverpool accents.

Det Con Rebecca Mills said: "The shop worker was simply carrying out his duties when he was threatened and told to open the till. He was not hurt but he was shouted at and did not know whether he would be hurt in anyway.

"After the robbery, both men ran towards a nearby roundabout.

“We believe they may have got into a car but unfortunately, we have no description of it.

"I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or two men running away from the service station, to contact police."

CCTV footage can be viewed here:

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7530 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.