A MAN threatened staff with a hammer before stealing cash and cigarettes from a shop in Stourbridge, police believe.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident, which took place in Cheviot Stores on Cheviot Road, Penfields on November 8, just before 8pm.

Two similar robberies took place on November 9 in Heath Street, Stourbridge, just before 7pm, and another later that evening at Ess Dee Stores at Oak Street, Dudley.

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight or call 101 any time.