POLICE are on the hunt for a man who grabbed a glass bottle from a shop shelf, smashed it and then used it to threaten a staff member.

A staff member was injured during the incident at Esso Petrol Station in Northam.

According to police, a man walked into the store at around 9.20am on Saturday (December 7) and grabbed a glass bottle from a shelf.

He smashed it and then threatened a member of staff with the broken bottle and made demands for the till to be opened.

The member of staff received a cut to their hand from the broken glass before opening the till.

The man stole money from the till and ran from the store.

Police are now on the hunt from a man described as being white, aged between 18 and 25 years old, six feet in height and of proportionate build.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Were you at the petrol station or in the area around the time of the incident? Did you notice anything suspicious?

"If you have any information that will help our investigation, please call us on 101 quoting 44190440028.

"Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously."