Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a Co-op store in Dartford last week.

Officers from Kent Police responded to a report that three men had entered the Co-op in Colney Road at 10pm on January 3 and stolen an amount of cash.

The trio were reported to have entered the store and approached two victims.

One suspect attempted to take a mobile phone from one of the victims while a second suspect started to empty the tills.

It was also reported a third victim was marched to an office where one of the robbers carrying a claw hammer demanded the opening of the safe.

All three suspects then left the store, driving away in a white van.

Prior to this robbery, the police believe these three suspects had entered another Co-Op store in Chastilian Road before seeing a queue of customers and quickly walking back out.

One suspect has been described as white, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins, wearing a black coat, dark coloured trousers and dirty white trainers with black gloves. He was also wearing a snood over his face.

The second suspect is described as white, around 6ft, slim build and wearing a black jacket with a fur-trimmed hood. His face was concealed with a grey snood cover.

The third suspect is described as white, around 5ft 9ins, wearing a white hooded fleece top with the hood worn up, a grey baseball cap, grey trousers and black trainers. He was carrying a claw hammer and also had a blue coloured bandana covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police appeals line for Dartford on 01474 366 149 quoting reference 03-0681.

Co-op have been contacted for further information.