TWO robbers threatened shop staff with a meat cleaver at a Wallsend store.
The masked men entered the Wallsend Discount Centre in High Street East at 8.30pm on Tuesday, September 20.
They threatened staff with a meat cleaver and demanded cash.
But they fled the store empty handed after damaging the till.
Police say the offenders ran into Ash Grove and then in the direction of Willow Grove.
They were both wearing balaclavas.
Anyone who was in the area or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Keith Howells on 03456 043 043 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.