AN EMPLOYER whose staff were held at knifepoint during a store robbery wants to hear from anyone who might have information about the incident.

Last week workers at the Co-op store, in London Road, were held up by a man wielding a kitchen knife, demanding staff open the till. He then stole £120 in cash as well as a bottle of Jim Beam.

The robbery took place on the evening of Monday, September 2, and company higher-ups have since pleaded for potential witnesses for come forward.

A spokesperson for the organisation said: “Co-op takes retail crime very seriously and the safety of our colleagues and customers is of paramount importance.

“We are implementing a number of measures to deter both criminal activity and aid convictions.

“The police are investigating and we appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”

Security staff were seen at the store in the week that followed the robbery, which took place sometime between 9.40pm and 9.50pm.

Police have also commented on the incident and shared a description of the robber.

“The staff members were left understandably shaken,” said police.

“The man had his face covered, carried a kitchen knife and spoke with a local accent.”

He is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing a black hooded top.

The spokesperson added: “Did you see anyone in the area around this time behaving suspiciously?

“Please call 101 and quote 44190312913.”