The bakery where the robbery took place in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

Malaysian police are looking for a pistol-wielding suspect of unknown nationality who committed armed robbery of a bakery in Kelantan on Tuesday night, during which he assaulted one bakery worker and endangered the lives of two others.

At 9:30pm on October 9, a masked man wearing a helmet entered the Muhibah Bakery & Cafe in Kota Bharu just as the shop was about to close and when a Malay staff member was counting the daily takings at the cash register, the Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) reported.

Interrupted by the man, the woman immediately tried to shut the cash register. This infuriated the suspect, who beat the woman on the head with his pistol, knocking her to the floor.

Two other employees, both Indonesian females, witnessed the violent scene but fortunately were not harmed as the robber busied himself emptying the cash register before fleeing the shop and escaping on a motorcycle.

The injured woman, who was reportedly in a stable condition, was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police are aware of several similar robberies that have recently taken place in the same neighborhood; however, they cannot be certain the robberies were carried out by the same man, and are unsure whether he was using a real or fake gun.