This is the moment a brave fast food worker fought against a robber who had climbed through her serving hatch to steal from the till.
The clip, which was filmed on CCTV, shows the woman standing with her back to the hatch as the thief clambers through the gap.
She immediately attempts to push the man, wearing a red hat, black outfit and white gloves, back through the hatch and onto the drive-through.
And when the man eventually forced his way in, she still did not give up and tried repeatedly to push him away from the till.
Eventually the robber managed to wrestle her out of his way and helped himself to all of the money in the cash drawer.
Police are hunting the robber who targets fast food joints by jumping through the serving hatches and stealing the takings.
The fast food worker tried to push the robber back out of her hatch when she noticed him
The man has raided several branches of the ‘Russkiy Apetit’ (Russian Appetite) chain in the city of Lipetsk in western Russia’s Lipetsk Oblast region.
Two of the most recent incidents were captured on CCTV security cameras and police have released the footage in the hope of identifying the man.
In his most recent raid, the robber was disappointed to find hardly any money in the till as it had only just been collected by a security guard.
The robber made his way in and tried to access the till but the worker continued to fight him off
The man, who was filmed jumping through the hatch and then grabbing banknotes, even asked the cashier why there was so little money.
Police say their efforts to catch the man are being hampered by the fact that none of the victims have been able to give them a good description of the robber.
Officers believe the women cashiers have been so stressed by the night-time crimes that they cannot remember what he looks like.
The unusual crime wave has sparked a lively debate online where netizen ‘Alex Frame’ asked: ‘They don’t have an emergency button at the stand?’
And ‘sergei’ added: ‘Seriously, woman, you should have given him money. He could have stabbed you with something, and you would have gotten hurt.’
The determined woman pushed the robber away from the till in a desperate bid to protect the money
He managed to push her out of the way and steal the cash shown in the CCTV footage