Detectives are hunting armed robbers who targeted a Paisley bookmakers on Friday evening.
Police said two men, one carrying what appeared to be a firearm, took a three-figure sum after threatening staff at Betfred on Moss Street in the town.
Strathclyde Police said it was a frightening experience for the staff but that no-one was injured.
Officers said the raid happened in a busy part of town and appealed for any witnesses to contact them.
Det Insp Julie Henry added: "This was a brazen act by the two men as the area in which the bookmakers is situated is a busy one, with lots of shops and restaurants.
"At the time of the incident Moss Street and the surrounding area was busy with people out and about on a Friday evening."
The suspects entered the shop just before 22:00.
One man, who had the firearm, was described as in his mid to late 20s, 5ft 6in tall and was wearing a black hooded top and light coloured jeans.
The second man, who carried a blade, is about the same age, 5ft 11in tall and was wearing black clothes with a hood up.