A woman attempted to tackle a would-be robber during a raid on a Dundee newsagents.
The man targeted the store on Court Street at around 4.15pm on Wednesday.
After threatening the 26-year-old shopkeeper and demanding money, he then launched a shelf at the worker before making his escape.
Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to speak to a man who was in the shop at the time of the incident and a woman who attempted to take on the suspect.
Constable Andrew Findlay said: "Nobody was injured however we're appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us.
"I'm particularly keen to speak to a man who was in the shop throughout the incident and a woman who attempted to tackle the suspect before he threw the shelf."