Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Loughton.
A member of staff was threatened in Martins on Pyrles Lane on Sunday.
A three-figure sum of cash and cigarettes were stolen.
The suspect with the knife, who had a scarf covering his face, has been described as being white, of a medium build, around 5ft 10is tall and may have had a grey rucksack.
Anyone with information or CCTV and dashcam footage at around the time of the incident should contact Loughton CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/23203/18.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11