CCTV images of knife-brandishing thieves have been released by police in an effort to track down the masked men who robbed a Trowbridge Tesco store.

The robbery took place at around 10.30pm on December 28, 2017, at the shop in Brook Road.

A member of staff was approached by two men wearing dark clothing, with their faces covered, and one of them was carrying a long knife. 

They demanded money and a quantity of cash was taken from the till before they left on foot, turning right out of the store.

Wiltshire Police has now released two CCTV images showing the robbery taking place.

The men were described as white, tall and of average build. They were wearing dark coloured hooded tops or jackets, jogging bottoms, dark gloves and dark trainers. The man that spoke did so with a local accent.

One of the men was wearing a distinctive-looking jacket with brown elbow patches, which can be seen clearly in the CCTV.

Det Con Rob Goacher, from Melksham CID, said: "For operational reasons we were not in a position to release these images during the early stages of the investigation.

"However, we are now hoping the public will be able to help us identify these men. I know they have their faces covered but we are urging people to look at the pictures carefully and see if there is anything familiar about their clothes, body language or build.

"Even the smallest details or suspicions could prove very helpful.

"This robbery was a very frightening incident for the member of staff involved and we are appealing for the public's help in catching these two men."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Melksham CID on 101. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.