Police are hunting a dangerous sex attacker, who pounced on a teenager working in an east London bakery at 4.00am after tricking his way in.
On December 21, last year the 18 year-old victim allowed the suspect in to the Cranbrook Road, Gilford business, after he claimed to know the owner.
The woman opened the door and the suspect pushed his way in, before grabbing her and dragging her to the rear of the shop, where he sexually assaulted and tried to rape her.
The woman was forced to hand over her purse as the suspect held a pair of scissors to her throat.
The suspect left with her money and cash from the till.
Over £500 was taken.
The suspect is described as black man, aged in his thirties. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper, black jacket, dark grey trousers and black trainers.
Detective Constable Angela Nemeth, from the East Area Command, said: "The suspect has abused this woman's trust before forcing his way in and dragging her to the rear of the shop to attack her.
"We are appealing for any information as to the identity of this man."
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.