Staff at a convenience store in Kilmarnock were held at knife-point during a robbery in Kilmarnock.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man entered the Day-Today store on Blair Avenue in Hurlford and threatened staff with the blade before making off with a three-figure sum of money.
The incident occurred around 9.40pm on Thursday.
Police said staff were left “shaken” by the incident but no one was injured.
The suspect is described as wearing a distinctive black top with a camouflage design on the hood, black tracksuit trousers and white trainers.
Detective Sergeant Steven Grey said: “From initial enquiries, the suspect is seen outside the shop for a period of time before the robbery. After leading the store he is seen speaking to someone outside.
“A number of cars also pass while he is standing outside and I would urge anyone with information or personal footage, or drivers with dash-cam footage that will assist our investigation to contact us.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the robbery and would urge them to call 101 with reference 3775 of February 23.
“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”