A PAIR of crowbar-wielding thieves raided a Hampshire convenience store and assaulted a staff member. 

Police are appealing for information after a robbery between 6am and 6.30am this morning, 30 November, at the Co-Op store on Yew Tree Drive, Whiteley.

Two men wearing face coverings entered the store armed with crowbars that they used to threaten staff.

They stole cigarettes, alcohol, cash, and technical equipment from the staff-room. 

A 35-year-old woman, who works at the store, was assaulted during the incident but was not injured.

Both men are described as being white, and wearing hooded tops, jogging bottoms, and trainers. 

They both also wore face masks covering most of their faces.

They left the scene in a dark-coloured saloon car.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Police said: "Were you in the area at the time? Perhaps you saw a dark-coloured car driving around the Yew Tree Drive area between 5.40am and 6.30am?

"Officers are keen to speak to anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, that could help their investigation.

"Please phone 101 with reference 44200462425. Alternatively, you can phone Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111."