This is the terrifying moment a robber used a six-inch knife to threaten a pregnant shop worker – as she held her bump in fear.
The man burst into a petrol garage brandishing the blade before demanding cash.
Shocking CCTV shows him barging his way behind the counter to force expectant employee Natalie Simmons, 24, to open the till for him.
The thief, who was wearing a high-vis jacket with a hood over his head at the time, then made off with less than £100 in cash.
Natalie, who is five months pregnant, escaped unharmed following the robbery on Friday night.
Sarah Nicholson, managing director of Nicholsons Garage in Stalham, Norfolk, said: “It’s such a horrible incident and should never have happened.
“Fortunately we don’t keep much money in the till, because it’s just good practice not to hold to too much cash.
“We’ve never had anything like this before, its a very rural part of Norfolk, I hope nothing like this ever happens again.”
Police are yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident, which happened at around 8.45pm.
However, they are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
The robber who threatened the shop keeper is described as being in his 20’s and around 5ft 8in tall.
He was wearing a black scarf across his face, a grey hooded top, a half orange reflective jacket, with a navy bottom half, and navy trousers with cream boots.
A man who was seen waiting outside for the thief, was wearing a dark shirt and light jeans.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.