Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery at a Cheadle newsagents.
Two would-be robbers targeted ALM Newsagents on Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath. One entered the premises with a sledgehammer and demanded money whilst his accomplice waited outside in a vehicle.
Attempts to force his way behind the counter failed and he fled empty handed.
Both made their getaway in a black Land Rover.
A description of the man who entered the shop has been released as being white, of stocky build between 20-25 years old and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall.
He was wearing a tracksuit and balaclava at the time of the attempted robbery, which happened on December 29 at 12.30pm.
Anyone who saw the incident or the car before or afterwards can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.