These shocking CCTV images show a heavily pregnant woman being held at knifepoint by a thug who robbed the Dublin shop where she was working.
The raider entered the Spar in St Agnes Road, Crumlin, at 2.20pm on Sunday.
He calmly queued behind other customers before walking in behind the counter and producing a blade from his right sock.
The thug then pointed the knife at the terrified worker, who is in her late 20s, before demanding that she open the till drawer.
Throughout her ordeal, the man waved the blade at the shop assistant, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy.
Around €400 was taken during the incident, which happened while several other shoppers were in the store
The assistant continued serving behind the counter before finally realising the extent of what had just happened.
"She was so much in shock that she didn't even trigger the emergency button underneath the cash register. She just opened the till and called over the manager when the robber left," a source said.
"She was okay for about 20 minutes, but then it started to hit her what had happened and she got very upset."
A Spar worker described the victim as a "quiet girl who keeps to herself", and added: "She's meant to be finishing up in the next week or two anyway, but I'm not sure if she'll be back in to work now".
Gardai do not think the armed robbery at St Agnes Road is linked to an earlier incident on Sunday morning at another Spar in nearby Perrystown.
Two raiders entered the shop at Whitehall Road, one armed with a hammer and the other with a canister of pepper spray.
They escaped with around €500. No one was injured in the incident.