POLICE are appealing for the public's help following an armed robbery at a Spar shop on Stanwell Road, Penarth on Sunday, June 1.

Two men entered the Spar on Stanwell Road just before 8.50pm on Sunday, June 1.

A small knife and crowbar were pointed at staff and a quantity of cigarettes and cash were attempted to be taken before both men fled on foot towards Meliden Road.

Officers attended the scene and searched the area for the offenders but they were not located. Detectives from South Wales Police have launched an investigation and are currently carrying out a number of enquiries.

Detective Sergeant David Thomas, who is investigating the incident, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the staff”.

"We would like to hear from anyone who hasn't yet spoken with officers who were in the Spar shop or in the nearby area and witnessed what happened”.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Wales Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email them at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information