AN armed robbery was carried out at a grocery store in the heart of a residential area on Sunday night.

The incident occurred at Simply Food & Drink Store at the retail precinct on York Road, in Peterlee, at 8.15pm. 

Detectives said enquiries are ongoing to trace the two male suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident reference DHM-09062019-0501.