Men armed with sledgehammer and knife attempt to rob Corby store

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Two men armed with a sledgehammer and a knife threatened staff at a Corby shop in an attempted armed robbery.

The incident took place at the One Stop shop in Studfall Avenue on Sunday (August 28) at about 11.30pm.

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The offenders entered through the back of the store. One of the men assaulted a member of staff and restrained them while the other suspect demanded money.

A second staff member barricaded herself into a room and called the police.

The offenders left empty handed, unable to get into the safe.

The first offender, who was carrying a medium sized sledge hammer, is described as a white man, 6ft tall and of athletic build.

He was wearing a dark grey hooded top and dark navy jogging bottoms with black shoes. He had a dark grey lycra face covering.

The second offender, who was carrying a large knife, is described as a white male of medium build.

He was wearing black or dark navy Nike tracksuit bottoms, black trainers with white trim and a dark navy or black coat with a yellow collar and a thin yellow band across each upper arm.

He had on white gloves, a black woollen hat and a black face covering.

Police have released CCTV images of the offenders.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.