MASKED thieves, one brandishing machete, raided a Dudley supermarket today.

The armed robbery took place at the Co-Op supermarket on Dibdale Road just after 10am this morning (June 19).

Three masked men raided the store and threatened two staff, before stealing cash boxes and fleeing the scene in a car.

Nobody was injured in the incident and investigations are continuing, police have confirmed.

A police spokesperson said: "Police were called to reports of an armed robbery at a Co-op store in Dibdale Road, Dudley, shortly after 10am today.

"It is believed three masked men, one of whom was carrying a machete, entered the shop and threatened two cash-in-transit staff, before snatching the cash boxes and fleeing in a car.

"Fortunately no one was injured and investigations continue.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting crime reference 778 of 19/06."