A man dressed as Santa attempted to rob a fast-food restaurant.
The unnamed robber allegedly threatened staff at a branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Alfreton, Derbyshire whilst dressed as Father Christmas, demanding cash off them, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports.
Former employee Joshua Smith wrote on Twitter: "Thoughts with everyone at KFC Alfreton. Must've been terrifying. Worked with some incredible people there few moons ago, wish them all well.
"A man, dressed as Santa, entered via the drive thru window and threatened all staff with a knife to gain access to the safe. (sic)"
The police are appealing for information.