Hammer-wielding robbers terrorised female staff as they raided a supermarket in Wordsley.
The two balaclava-clad men struck at the Spar shop in Wordsley Green at around 10.30pm last night.
Police said today at least one of the men was armed with a hammer with witnesses saying the raiders had targeted the wines and spirits department.
The men left the store though a rear alleyway and it is believed they made off in a blue vehicle.
The store, which normally opens at 7am, remained closed this morning with a sign in the window saying it was due to an incident last night. It re-opened just after 10am.
No-one was injured, but staff were left shaken.
They also said the same store had been the victim of other robberies earlier this year and in 2012.
Michelle Philpott, a medical counter assistant at County Pharmacy, said: “I am told there were two girls working in Spar about 10pm when men came in with balaclavas and hammers.
The wines and spirits department looks to have been targeted.”
Mandy Jones-Hackett, owner of a nearby hair salon said: “The shutters were down this morning.
“There were also two robberies there in the last year or two.”
An assistant at Sentiments card shop, who did not wish to be named, said: “Apparently the men jumped the counter.
“The girls working there would have been very scared. The raiders trashed the place. You could see it was a mess.”
West Midlands Police spokesman Brigg Ford said officers were today investigating what had been taken in the raid.
Any witnesses should contact police on 101.