SCHOOLBOY robbers terrified shop assistants in an armed raid at a chemist shop.

The two 15-year-olds - their faces concealed - waited until Moss chemists, in Linthope Road, Middlebrough, were about to close when they pounced - threatening two women assistants with knives.

They grabbed two cash bags, each containing copper change, before running out of the shop.

They were seen to make off in the direction of Parliament Road. One of the youths had a beige Gola woollen hat pulled over his face, with holes cut in it for his eyes.

He is described as being about 5ft 4in and of medium build.

His accomplice is described as 5ft 1in and of slim build.

Both wore dark Adidas clothing.

Anyone with information about the robbery, which happened on Wednesday evening, should contact Middlesbrough CID on (01642) 303126