Police are investigating following a robbery at the Co-Op store on Limes Walk in Oakengates last night.
Shortly before 8.50pm, a man entered a shop whilst carrying an item, believed to be a hammer. He demanded money from the till and then exited the store on foot with a quantity of cash.
There were no reported injuries.
The offender is described as a tall slim white man. He was wearing a black hoody, black trousers, black trainers, a black balaclava and gloves.
The offender is believed to have ran away in the direction of Oakengates Theatre car park and is said to have run with a limp.
Detective Constable Craig Edwards from West Mercia Police said: “We have launched an investigation and a number of enquiries are currently ongoing.
“If anyone witnessed the offence, please call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident reference 709s of 29 November 2018.”
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.
Updated with further details from West Mercia Police on 30/11/18 17:52