CCTV shows masked robbers threaten shop worker with axe and hammer before fleeing with cash

Police are hunting two robbers who threatened a shop worker with an axe and a hammer.

The two masked men were caught on CCTV in GMP Off Licence in Wednesfield, West Midlands.

They entered the shop just before 10pm on December 17 and confronted the member of staff behind the counter.

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The robbers stormed into GMP Off Licence in Wednesfield, West Midlands, on December 17 (Picture: SWNS)
The robbers stormed into GMP Off Licence in Wednesfield, West Midlands, on December 17 (Picture: SWNS)
The men smashed up the till with an axe (Picture: SWNS)
The men smashed up the till with an axe (Picture: SWNS)

One of the men hit the worker twice on the arm with a harmer, causing significant bruising and swelling.

They threatened to strike him with the axe before using it to crack open the till.

They stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

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West Midlands Police have released CCTV footage of the incident in an effort to track down the pair.

PC Mark Turner, of Force CID at Wolverhampton, said: "This was a nasty robbery where the men involved had weapons and were not afraid to use them.

"Fortunately, the shop worker wasn’t seriously injured but we don’t underestimate the distress of being in such a situation.

The men wore masks to carry out the robbery (Picture: SWNS)
The men wore masks to carry out the robbery (Picture: SWNS)

"I would urge anyone who can help our enquiries to come forward."

Officers say they want to hear from anyone who recognises the men or has any information about the robbery.

Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or via 101, quoting crime reference number 20WV/298053G/19.

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