TWO Bargoed shop workers were injured when they tried to stop two armed robbers, who then tried to carjack a woman's car yesterday.

The two men entered the Best One convenience store on West Street, Bargoed at around 4.30pm, armed with what is believed to be a hammer and a knife and demanded money from the till. Two male employees sustained facial injuries when they tried to stop them from taking anything.

The two men left the shop and headed onto Hanbury Road towards the train station where they attempted to steal a car. The female driver refused to get out of the vehicle and they then ran onto Bridge Street towards the viaduct.

The men are described as early twenties, white, with short hair. The first man was wearing a light grey tracksuit with a burgundy stripe on the arms and legs and a burgundy coloured body warmer with a hood, the second man was wearing grey hooded tracksuit and a dark grey jacket. At least one of the men would have had facial injuries.

The two male employees aged 19 and 20 went to the Prince Charles Hospital for treatment.

Police are appealing for any information about the incident or anyone who recognises the descriptions not to approach the men but to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.