POLICE are appealing for information after four men, wearing balaclavas and believed to be in possession of weapons, attempted to rob a convenience store.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 4 at the Oxford Convenience Store on Oxford Road in Thornaby, near Stockton.

Police said the men threatended store staff, before fleeing from the scene empty handed.

An 18-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation. 

A spokesperson from Cleveland Police said: "Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Peter Lillie from Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 152647."

The independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800-555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org