The masked robbers were all dressed in black and wearing gloves in the Monday morning raid
A shop manager was punched and tied up in a frightening raid at the One Stop store in Frimley.
Four masked men confronted the victim when he arrived to open up the shop in Ansell Road at around 6am on Monday.
He was punched in the side of the head and had his hands tied behind his back.
The robbers - who were all dressed in black and wearing gloves - stole money from the safe and a quantity of cigarettes.
They were believed to have left the scene in a vehicle.
The store manager did not require hospital treatment but was left extremely shaken, police said.
Anyone who was in the area and saw anything suspicious, or who has any other information, is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference P14329995, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.