THE police have issued an appeal following an armed robbery in Goldthorpe.

At 10.40am on July 16, police received reports of a robbery at the Credit Union on Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe.

Police believe that two masked men entered the store brandishing a baseball bat and a bladed weapon.

One customer was in the store at the time of the incident and a quantity of cash was stolen.

It is thought that the offenders left in small van, similar to a Ford Escort. The van is described as white, with an amber light on top. It is believed the windscreen was cracked. Officers believe that this vehicle had been parked on Gosling Gate Road.

No-one was injured during the incident.

If anyone witnessed the robbery or has any information they are urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 377 of Tuesday 17 July.