Police are hunting a man who threatened a woman with what appeared to be a gun in a robbery in Peterlee.
The raid occurred at the Oddies store in York Road between 5.15pm and 5.20pm on Friday, February 17.
The man threatened a female member of staff with what looked like a silver handgun. It is not known if the weapon was real.
He demanded money from the till and the member of staff was forced to hand over approximately £200. He then grabbed the cash and ran from the store.
The suspect was wearing dark clothing and had a scarf covering his face.
Police enquiries have been ongoing since the incident and detectives have now released CCTV pictures of the incident.
Anyone with information should call Peterlee CID on 101 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.