POLICE have released CCTV footage of a gunpoint robbery at a convenience store.

Two men threatened staff at Mace Stores on Ashingdon Road with a handgun on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 before stealing a three-figure sum of cash, two bottles of alcohol and several packets of cigarettes.

The men, one of who was wearing a reflective jacket, entered the shop at around 3pm.

The gunman is described is white, in his mid-20s and of slim build with short, dark brown hair. The other man is in his early-mid-20s and has long, facial features.

A 37-year-old male member of staff from East Ham in east London sustained a minor head injury during the robbery, but did not need any medical treatment.

Anyone with information in connection with this armed robbery is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.