Thieves commandeered a forklift truck to transport scrap metal in a daring day-time robbery in Ripley.
The incident took place at Forbo Flooring UK Limited on High Holborn Road at around 2.40pm on Friday.
Two men took the forklift from a neighbouring company and were driving out through open shutters when a member of staff challenged them.
He closed the shutter and the thieves tried to ram their way out.
They began loading the metal into the boot of a car and threatened staff members who tried to approach them with pieces of metal
The two thieves made off in a burgundy Volvo which had false number prints.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to call them on 101.