By Carl Jackson Thursday 21 March 2013 Updated: 21/03 13:32
A PAIR of masked robbers wielding kitchen knives have stolen a large amount of cash and cigarettes from an off-licence near the town centre.
The incident happened at the Wine Cabin on Birmingham Road just before 9.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).
Two men entered the store wearing balaclavas and made the shop worker lie down on the floor.
They then took money and cigarettes along with the victim's black iPhone before running off down an alley towards Shenstone Close where they possibly got into a vehicle and escaped.
Police have yet to determine how much was stolen in total during the incident.
One of the men was around 5ft 8ins tall and stocky, and the other was around 5ft 6ins tall and slim.
Both were wearing dark clothing and spoke with Eastern European accents although it is thought the robbers put them on to disguise their voices.
The shop worker was unharmed.
West Mercia Police was also eager for more information on a car similar to a Vauxhall Astra containing four to five men which was parked outside the Wine Cabin at the time of the incident.
Det Sgt Jake Wright said: "This was a very frightening incident for the member of staff, who was alone in the store."
He added officers were conducting house-to-house inquiries and urged anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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