ROBBERS armed with a wooden bat burst into a Widnes shop.

Three men stormed into the Co-op in Hale Road.

One man brandished a bat and kept the door open whilst his two accomplices jumped over the counter and stashed a quantity of cigarettes into a duvet cover.

The trio fled in the same vehicle they arrived in, a red car, believed to be a Renault.

Detectives today appealed for information from the public.

The first man, was wearing a blue or grey Adidas tracksuit with black trainers. His face was covered with a scarf.

The second robber was wearing a black top with a grey hood, black tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and green gloves.

The third member of the gang was wearing a black hooded top with black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The robbery happened on Monday, September 3, at around 9.25pm.

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101.