A MAN allegedly threatened shop staff with a hammer before making off with cash, police said.

Officers were called to Leigh Park Stores in Wimborne at 3pm on Sunday.

It is alleged that a man entered the store and threatened staff with a hammer making them hand over cash. He left the store but was quickly arrested by officers nearby.

A 43-year-old man from Wimborne, has been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon and remanded in custody.