Police in Perth are hunting an armed robber who held up staff at a Rannoch Road newsagent and made off with a four-figure sum of cash.
The raider targeted the RS McColl branch on Monday evening.
Police said he threatened a 44-year-old staff member with a weapon before fleeing with cash from the till.
The assistant was shocked, but unhurt.
A force spokeswoman said: “The suspect is described as aged late 40s to early 50s, approximately five feet 10 inches in height and was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up. He had a light denim-style jacket and also wore dark coloured jogging bottoms.
“His face was covered with a beige or grey coloured scarf.”
Police are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are trawling through the shop’s CCTV footage. The incident happened at about 6.45pm.
Any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or freephone Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.