STAFF were threatened with what is believed to be a handgun during an attempted robbery at a convenience store in New Ferry.

Two men entered the All in One Express Shop on New Chester Road at around 10pm Wednesday.

They made demands for cash and cigarettes from the shop assistant but fled empty-handed.

One of the duo is believed to have been armed with a handgun.

Nobody was injured during the incident and nothing was stolen.

One of the men wanted by police was wearing a black coat with the hood up and a dark coloured balaclava with a bag over his shoulder and an orange glove on his left hand.

The second male was also dressed in black clothing with his hood up and also wearing a balaclava.

An investigation is underway and house to house and CCTV enquiries have been carried out in the local area.

Detective Inspector Nick Suffield said: "Although nothing was taken the shop assistant was left shaken by his ordeal.

"This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we are committed to finding the people responsible for this and bringing them to justice."

Anyone with information, video, pictures or dashcam footage that could help the investigation team can submit this via

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 20000182912.