A golf club worker in Surrey was tied up by three men, one of whom had a knife, during a robbery in which thousands of pounds was stolen.
The man suffered bruising during the burglary at the Drift Golf Club, in Forest Road, Effingham, on Saturday night.
He was bound with cable ties by the gang, who took cash from the safe.
They fled in the victim's car, which was later found abandoned in Cobham.
Police said they also stole the man's mobile phone.
The victim managed to free himself and alert his colleagues to the incident.
The robbers were described as aged between 25 and 30, about 5ft 11in (1.8m) tall and slim. They were all wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
Anyone who saw the stolen silver Volkswagen Bora car being driven in the area following the offence, which happened at about 2000 BST, or who has any other information, is asked to contact police.