Robbers with hammers stole the till from the One Stop Shop in Tingley on Monday night.
The robbery took place at 10.55pm on Monday at the shop on Syke Road.
A police spokesman said: “Two men entered the shop with hammers and took the till along with bags of coins from the safe.”
A 31-year-old man has been arrested and is currently being questioned by police.
Enquiries are ongoing.