A SHOP worker was allegedly threatened with a hammer during an attempted robbery in County Durham.

The incident happened at the S and N store, in Park Road, Stanley, at about 10.30pm on July 14. 

A police spokesperson said a man is believed to have entered the store and threatened a staff member with a hammer whilst demanding cash from the till.

He was challenged and made off on foot, police said. 

The suspect is described as being in his 20s, white and wearing a black hoodie, black face covering, dark grey Nike tracksuit bottoms.

He is also said to have a distinctive walk.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to West CID team at Stanley quoting incident number 88 of July 15. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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