Police are hunting two men who threatened shop staff during an attempted robbery in Kidsgrove.
Officers say one offender entered Kidsgrove Convenience Store on King Street at around 10.50pm on Sunday 14 May and threatened a member of staff with what is described as a blunt instrument.
The other man waited outside.
The offender who entered the store was wearing dark-coloured clothing and had his face covered. The second offender also wore dark-coloured clothing, and a high viz jacket.
They fled the store empty-handed.