Machete robbers hold up off-licence in Woking

Two masked robbers threatened an off-licence shop worker with a machete in Surrey and fled with about £400.

The robbery took place in Woking at about 21:30 GMT on Friday.

The member of staff, in his 40s, was alone in West End Wines in Gosden Road when the offenders came in brandishing the weapon.

They threatened him and made off with the cash and a bottle of whiskey. It is believed a third man was driving a vehicle police want to trace.

'Beanie hat'

It is described as a silver or grey van with wording on the side, and officers believe it was connected to the robbery.

Det Sgt Tim Hadfield said: "This was an appalling incident which left the victim physically shaken, and we are doing everything possible to find those responsible."

The two offenders are described as white men, about 5ft 9in tall. Both spoke with local accents.

The first was wearing jeans, a hooded top and striped beanie hat. The second was skinny and was wearing jeans and a shiny jacket.

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