POLICE are hunting for a hammer-wielding robber who took around £3,000 in cash from a convenience store.

Just after 10pm on Sunday, two men with their faces covered entered the McColls store in Elmwood Parade and made threats and demands for money towards staff.

The men left the store with the cash placed in what has been described as a quilt cover.

One of the men, who was carrying a hammer, was described as aged between 45 and 50-years-old, 5ft 7ins tall and stocky. He was wearing red gloves, a dark blue sweatshirt and a black balaclava.

The second man, who was unarmed, was described as aged 20 to 30-years-old, 5ft 7ins tall and skinny. He was wearing a blue hooded jacket and a black balaclava.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw two men matching the above descriptions carrying a bulky item through Winklebury, in the areas between Elmwood Parade and Warwick Road, after 10.15pm on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190049994, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.