Gunmen fled empty-handed from a Doncaster area shop last night during an attempted robbery.
Two masked men entered the RJ News shop on Micklebring Grove, Conisbrough, just before 5.40pm and one of them is believed to have been carrying a silver handgun.
But the male shopkeeper pressed an audible panic alarm which forced the would-be robbers to flee.
It is not known if they had a getaway vehicle.
Both men had their faces covered.
If anyone witnessed the cirme they are asked to contact police on 101 with information.