A WITNESS appeal has been launched after a robbery at a town service station.

The incident took place at 10:35pm yesterday at the Texaco petrol station on Southampton Road, Eastleigh.

A man is said to have entered the store and approached the till, producing a knife and proceeded to threaten a member of staff.

The cashier handed over a quantity of cash, with the man fleeing the scene towards the direction of Eastleigh Town Centre.

Police are now asking for witnesses or anyone with information relating to this incident to come forward.

The man is described as: white, aged between 30 and 40 and of average build, wearing a red tartan patterned fur-lined hat, a black coat with white writing on the front and a logo on the sleeve, dark trousers as well as white and black Nike trainers.

A police spokesperson said: "Do you know this man? Were you in the area at the time and saw what happened? Perhaps you have dash-cam or CCTV footage?

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 44210007688.

"Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."