A knife-wielding robber jumped over a betting shop counter and demanded cash from the safe in Flackwell Heath on Thursday. 

A cashier at BetFred in Straight Bit, was in the process of closing up the shop at around 9.30pm on May 17 when he heard someone entering.

The robber then jumped over the counter, threatening the 46-year-old cashier with a knife and demanding money. 

He handed over a large quantity of cash from the safe and the robber fled. 

He is described as a white man of medium build and between 5ft 7in and 5ft 8in tall in his late 20s to early 30s.

He was wearing a purple hoody with the hood up, a purple scarf covering his mouth, black jogging bottoms and trainers.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Suzie Price, of Force CID based at High Wycombe Police Station, said: “This was clearly a very frightening incident for the victim and the manner in which he was threatened has left him shaken, but thankfully uninjured. 

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area of Straight Bit in Flackwell Heath who may have witnessed the incident, or anybody who may have been driving past who may have any dashcam footage of a man leaving the shop at around 9.30pm, to make contact with me.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident, but you may notice an increased police presence in the coming days as we continue to investigate this incident.”