A Nottinghamshire shop worker challenged a masked man holding a large knife in a reported attempted robbery.
It was reported the armed man entered the shop carrying a large knife. The shop worker confronted the man before he was chased out the shop and ran from the scene.
He has been described as a white, wearing a black hooded jumper, khaki green jacket, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward to help with their enquiries.
Police Constable Welch is leading the investigation. She said: “This must have been a terrifying experience for the victims and those who witnessed it.
“We believe there were several people in the area at that time, including school children, so we are appealing for those with any information to come forward.
” Robbery is totally unacceptable and we will always take action against offenders.
“Incidents like these not only harm businesses financially, but they can also be incredibly distressing for staff within the stores.
“The incident happened at around 3pm on 18 April 2021 in Laurel Grove in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. It was reported the armed man ran towards Clumber Street and headed over Movern Park.
“If you can help please call 101, quoting incident number 563 of 18 April 2021.”