POLICE have launched a manhunt after an armed robber struck at a convenience store.

At around 8.30pm on Saturday, an armed robber entered McColl's on Admirals Road, Birchwood.

Police say the offender was a "lone male" who entered the shop holding "a firearm".

It is believed customers entered the store during the incident and the offender made off from the scene. 

Police enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.