TERRIFIED workers at a petrol station in Uttoxeter were held at knifepoint by a woman demanding cash and cigarettes.
The BP garage in Derby Road, Uttoxeter, just after the A50 exit, was raided in the early hours of Monday morning, with the offender making off with money from the till.
Stunned workers at the garage handed over £150 as the woman, described as white and in her 30s, brandished the blade. She then made off on foot from the forecourt at around 1.20am.
Inspector Rob Neeson, of the East Staffordshire Policing Team, said it was particularly unusual for the robber to be a woman and investigators are hopeful that factor along with the timing of the incident will mean anyone who was in the area at the time will have a clear picture of the suspect.
Insp Neeson told the Advertiser: “A female entered and demanded cash, producing a blade of some form.
“She was handed an amount of cash and cigarettes and then made off.
“We’re continuing with our inquiries and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.
“It’s an unusual time for people to be in the area so hopefully someone will remember seeing something.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101.