A MAN brandishing a nine-inch kitchen knife left a cashier terrified when he robbed an Accrington store.
The man, aged between 18 and 20, entered the Lidl store on Hyndburn Road at around 5.45pm on Wednesday and made his way over to one of the five tills as if he was going to buy something.
Once the till was opened he showed the knife to the 37-year-old woman cashier, reached over and stole what is believed to be around £200 cash. The cashier, who was very frightened and shaken, began to scream and another member of staff raised the alarm.
Sergeant Ian Geogarty of Accrington CID said: "It was a very nasty incident which left the young lady upset and distressed. I would urge anyone who has information to contact us."
The man is described as white and five feet four inches tall with a pale spotty complexion. He was wearing dark clothing and a dark baseball cap and ran off in the direction of Princess Street.
A spokeswoman for Lidl said she was unable to comment on the incident as the police investigation was ongoing.
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information should call Accrington CID on 353740 or Crimestoppers, free and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.