A member of staff from a clothes shop in Bolton was threatened with a meat cleaver while a thief stole their takings.
It happened at a about 3.30pm on Thursday 1 November 2012 at Cash for Clothes on Chorley Old Road.
A man walked in and looked around to see if there were any customers in the shop.
He walked up to the cashier and pushed his chair up against the wall while he held an eight inch cleaver up to his neck.
His assailant demanded money and searched his pockets. He picked up the cash tin and shop keys and ran out of the shop.
He is described as white in his early 20s, between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall with a thin build. He was very pale with a gaunt thin face and spoke with a Bolton accent.
He wore jeans that tie in at the ankles, dark grey zip up hooded top with a bright yellow lining on the inside of the hood. He had a grey woollen scarf wrapped around his face.
Detective Constable Dave Fox from Bolton CID, said: “This was a determined and aggressive thief who went to the shop armed and willing to cause harm.
“We are asking for any potential witnesses to come forward, did you see a man matching this description in the area on Thursday 1 November?
“We have launched a thorough investigation but we appeal for any witnesses to come forward and tell us what they know.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5757 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.