TWO men remain at large after a knife-point robbery in a Hampshire shop.

Between 10am and 10.35am on Saturday, the pair were seen loitering near the Co-op on Nursling Street, Nursling.

One of the men entered the shop and threatened a member of staff with a knife.

However, police said, the till had been emptied before the robbery so the man left the scene empty-handed.

The pair, who are yet to be identified, are still on the run.

Cameron Chase, an unemployed 18-year-old man from Eastleigh, the robbers got away with a couple of packets of cigarettes and tobacco.

The Echo spoke to people in the area yesterday.

One local said: “They threatened staff with a knife. A man intervened and shouted at them and they ran off.”

Another added: “There have been lots of incidents there. There was a break-in at the back and it’s been ram-raided a couple of times.”

Police want to speak to the two men pictured.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: “Do you know the men, or did you see them in the area around the time?

“Please call 101 quoting 44190101216 with any information. Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

At going to press the Daily Echo was awaiting comment from the Co-op.