'Santa' robs KFC with a knife

Police are looking for the armed Santa lookalike
Police are looking for the armed Santa lookalike

This is hardly in the festive spirit. A man dressed as Santa has held up a KFC in the UK, making off with an unknown amount of money.

CCTV footage shows the man, described by police as around 177cm tall and of stocky build, enter the fast food outlet via the drive-thru window in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Police say the man used a knife to threaten staff and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, Sky News reports.

He was dressed in a red hat, red trousers and red jacket over a black top and also used black tights or stockings to cover his face.

No chicken was reported to have been taken.

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