POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a worker at a petrol station in Heap Bridge was held at gunpoint.

Two men ran into Heap Bridge Filling Station in Bury New Road and demanded staff hand over cash from the till.

One of the two robbers pointed a silver handgun towards the shopworker as he put money into a rucksack.

Both offenders then fled with the bag shortly after 9.45pm on Saturday February 22.

Detective Constable Claire Ramsden, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “No member of staff should be subjected to such a terrifying ordeal and although he was not physically attacked, it left him severely shaken.

“From what we know, the men approached the petrol station from Lord Street and left the same way.

“I would ask anyone who may have seen these two men in the area or witnessed the robbery itself, to give call us.”

The robbers were described as white, aged possibly in their teens, 5ft 7in, and of slim build.

One wore a black balaclava and a dark bomber jacket with red writing along the sleeves.

“The other wore a quilted hooded waist length coat with grey shoulders, dark tracksuit trousers and a balaclava.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information leading to the identity of the raiders is asked to call police on 0161 856 1704.