Balaclava-clad robbers struck at a petrol station in Maidenhead last night threatening an attendant with a cricket bat and stealing batteries, cigarettes and cash.
At about 8.05pm the three robbers pulled onto the forecourt of the service station in Shoppenhangers road in a dark-coloured car - believed to be a Subaru with a broken registration plate, a grill on top of the bonnet and a small rear spoiler.
One of the robbers was carrying a cricket bat, which was used to threaten a shop worker.
He was not injured.
One of the raiders is more than 6ft tall, of large build, and was wearing a dark jumper and black tracksuit trousers.
Another was wearing black tracksuit trousers and a dark hooded-top with red markings down the side and under the arms.
The other robber was wearing a hooded top, the top half of which was white and the bottom half dark and dark-coloured tracksuit trousers with white lines down the sides.
After the raid they drove off in the direction of A404M.
Contact police with information on 08458 505505 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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