A ROBBER threatened shop staff with a syringe before making off with a "quantity of cash", police said.
Officers are seeking witnesses to the armed robbery at the McColl’s store on Oaks Lane, Kimberworth, on Monday (9).
The man, who was carrying a syringe, entered the shop at around 6.25am and forced staff to hand over cash, said a South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman.
She said: "A quantity of cash was handed over and he then left the store on foot, walking down Oaks Lane in the direction of Crumwell Road, Kimberworth."
The robber is described as white, around 5ft 7in tall and wearing a dark hooded jacket with grey tracksuit bottoms. He was also carrying a yellow JD sports bag.
No-one was harmed in the incident, added the spokeswoman.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 104 of April 9.
Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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