A shop worker was left 'shaken' after a hooded robber burst into a Farnborough convenience store and made off with a large amount of cash.
At 6.20am on Wednesday morning the suspect approached a female employee at the the rear of the One Stop in Cove Road.
Hampshire Constabulary said the man, who was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up and dark coloured trousers and gloves, then raided the store, stealing a large amount of money.
Officers were called shortly after and sealed off the shop.
A resident said: “It is sad that this has happened because I won't be able to do my shopping today, I know there's been shoplifting at the store but I haven't heard of anything like this.”
Shop owners and estate agents along the road were "surprised" by the incident and described it as a "very quiet shop".
Detective Constable Sue Champion said: “Fortunately the employee was not injured but the incident has left her quite shaken.
“I am appealing for anyone who might have seen a man acting suspiciously in the area or who might have witnessed the incident taking place to contact the me on 101 quoting 44150074019, or anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."