Detectives probing a knifepoint robbery at a Carlisle jewellery shop want to speak to this man.

Cumbria Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the incident at St Nicholas Galleries in Bank Street on Friday.

Yesterday, officers released a CCTV image of a man who may prove vital to the inquiry.

The force says investigations are ongoing into the robbery.

It is believed the suspect may have been wearing dark or black make-up to disguise his face.

He is described as about 5ft 9ins tall and of skinny build.

The man travelled from the Chiswick Street area to Bank Street on a black and white GT Aggressor mountain bike.

He then went into St Nicholas Galleries in Bank Street at about 3.40pm.

The man threatened staff and produced a knife before making off with a quantity of jewellery.

He attempted to leave on the bike but was stopped by staff.

Instead he made off on foot down Lonsdale Street towards Chiswick Street, say officers.

A police spokesperson said staff members from the shop were not injured during the incident and are being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Inspector James Yallop said: “This man was very distinctively dressed if anyone saw him at or around the time of the incident or knows who he is please contact the police.

“I urge anyone in the area with CCTV or dashcam footage around the time of the incident to contact police.”

n Anyone with information - or who seen the man in the area at the time of the robbery - is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting log 166 of Friday or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.