Cambridgeshire Police have released images of a robbery at a fish and chip shop in Peterborough.
A male staff member was preparing the days catch for the fryer in a back food prep room of the Yummy Fish and Chip Bar in Dogsthorpe Road at about 10.30am on Thursday, January 7. The employee then heard at knock at the back door.
He was expecting someone, so opened the door but was suddenly confronted by a male who punched him to the floor. Three other men ran in and ransacked the premises.
The male staffer was held down while the men stole a black bag with the handles cut off, containing keys, a wallet, bank cards, some money and a hat and scarf! The thugs also pinched a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (white mobile phone) and a Samsung S3 mobile phone.
The victim was punched again, and only then let go by the man who immediately ran out of the back of the shop with his accomplices to a waiting silver Mercedes C Class getaway car.
The shop was shut at the time of the robbery.
Investigating Officer DC Fran Scott, said: "This was a terrible experience for the victim who was taken completely by surprise while trying to prepare food.
"I would ask anyone who thinks they might know who was involved in this robbery or maybe saw the Mercedes before or after the raid to get in touch."
Anyone with information should contact DC Scott on 101or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
E&OE google.com/+JulianBray Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 .