A CCTV image has been released after two men “armed with a screwdriver and hammer” allegedly stole money from a supermarket in Iver.

At 7.15pm on December 30, two men entered the Co-op store in Thornbridge Road and reportedly threatened staff with a screwdriver and hammer while demanding money.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) said the staff were unable to open the till so one of the men forced the cash drawer from its housing. Both men then left the store with the stolen cash drawer and its contents.

They are then believed to have driven away in a black three-door Ford Fiesta which police said had previously been reported stolen.

The vehicle was located a short distance away and pursued by police. TVP said the driver tried to evade police and lost control; the occupants left the vehicle and ran away.

One man was arrested after a chase on foot by officers.

Investigating officer detective constable Nicholas Widdison, of Aylesbury Force CID, said: “We are investigating this robbery as a priority and, as part of enquiries, I would like to speak to the person shown in the image, or anyone who recognises him, as he may have important information about what happened.

“I appreciate in the image you cannot see the person’s face however I am hoping a member of the public may be able to recognise the distinctive clothing worn.

“If you have any details that may help investigating officers, please contact police.”

Paul Ward, 39, of Station Road, West Drayton, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, possession of an offensive weapon and using a motor vehicle on a road/in a public place without third party insurance, in connection with the incident.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court in January 1. The case was sent to Aylesbury Crown Court for January 29.