A supermarket worker was threatened at knife-point during a robbery at a store in South Wigston last night.
Two men had entered the supermarket, in Blaby Road, before approaching the employee and demanding they hand over the shop’s takings.
No-one was injured in the incident, however, a “quantity of cash” was stolen in the raid.
Detectives, who have not named the shop, have issued an appeal for the public’s help to identify and trace those responsible.
A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: “It was reported that at around 9.25pm two men entered a supermarket on Blaby Road, threatened a member of staff with a knife and demanded cash.
“A quantity of cash was stolen and no injuries were reported. A witness then saw two men leave the supermarket and run along Fairfield Street.”
The shop worker managed to provide investigators with a description of the robbers.
Both men were described as wearing dark clothing and masks.
One of the men is described as being about 5ft 9in tall with a chubby build and wore sunglasses.
The other man was seen wearing a Stone Island jacket with a distinctive fur-trimmed hood.
Detective Constable Jason Day said: “We are carrying out investigations to establish the full circumstances of this incident.
“We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen these men, or anyone who may have captured them on dash cam footage.”
Central England Co-operative said: “We can confirm that an armed robbery took place at our Blaby Road Food Store in Wigston on Monday, 22 February.
“The members of staff on duty were unharmed, but they were obviously shaken by the incident and our primary concern is their safety and wellbeing.
“We are giving our full support to the Police while they investigate this matter.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.