A DELIVERY driver was left shaken after he was threatened by two knife-wielding robbers – all for just three pints of milk.

More details have emerged of the incident in which the masked robbers fled after threatening a milkman outside the convenience shop.

The incident happened at about 3.20am on Friday, September 13, at John’s Your Very Own Mini Market, on Neville Parade, Newton Aycliffe.

A spokesperson from Newton Aycliffe police said the two men, who were wearing ski masks, demanded goods from the delivery driver before escaping with the stock.

John’s Your Very Own Mini Market owner, John Barton, said he would encourage anyone who witnessed the event to come forward and contact police.

He said: “The police have been to the shop and the milk delivery company rang me.

“I came to the shop in the early hours of the morning but nobody was around – I looked all over.

“I was wary myself because I didn’t want anyone to get in the shop.

"They only got away with three pints of milk, I think they took anything they could when they realised he didn’t have any money on him.

A spokesperson from Durham Police said: “A delivery driver was delivering stock to John’s Your Very Own Mini Market when he was approached by two men wearing ski masks who threatened him with a knife.

“The pair demanded stock from him before making off.

“The victim did not sustain any injuries."

Following the incident, police officers in Newton Aycliffe launched a witness appeal to catch the culprits.

The first suspect was described as being in his early 20s, white, of large build and about 5ft 10in tall.

He was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded top with zip up front, black gloves and dark bottoms.

The second suspect was described as white, of large build, about 5ft 11in tall.

He was also wearing a black ski mask, light grey hooded jumper with white stripes down the arm and black gloves.

Anyone with information in relation to the robbery is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 124 of September 13.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.