Masked men raid newsagents in Leicester
Two masked men threatened a member of staff at newsagents before forcing him to hand over cigarettes.
The thieves, both in their mid-20s, entered Martin McColl, in Hinckley Road, near to the junction with Bolton Road, Leicester, at about 6.20pm on Saturday, December 1.
They threatened the staff member before making off with a quantity of cigarettes.
The first suspect is black, slim and about 5ft 10ins.
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He was wearing a black hat and a black scarf covering his nose and mouth, a shiny black puffa-style jacket, dark trousers, black canvas plimsoles with white trim around the sole and black gloves.
The second man is white, of medium build and about 5ft 8in.
He was wearing a black top with the hood up, dark trousers and a black balaclava.
Detective Constable Luke Brooks, who is investigating the robbery, said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who was in this area at around the time the incident happened and would like anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously before the incident took place to contact us.
"We are also keen to speak to any people or businesses that may have approached by someone selling cigarettes at a cheap suspicious price."
Call police on 101.Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.