Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a supermarket in Nuthall saw staff threatened with knives.
Three masked men entered the Spar on Upminster Drive at 10.12pm carrying knives, grabbed staff by the neck, forced them behind the counter and demanded to know where the money and safes were.
The men in balaclavas escorted staff to the office and forced them to open the safes.
The robbers made off with cash and a staff members black Renault Clio which was then abandoned and found by police officers on Mornington Crescent opposite the junction with Colindale Gardens.
Fortunately no-one was injured but the staff were obviously left in shock.
All three men were wearing dark navy blue jackets and bottoms. Two of the men were wearing dark-coloured trainers, whilst the third man wore light grey trainers.
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at around this time then please call the police on 101 giving the incident number of 978-24102014.