A robber wearing a goblin mask attacked a milkman before making a getaway in his delivery van.
Police said that the 55-year-old victim was making a delivery in Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, in the early hours when he was approached by the offender.
The disguised attacker kicked the Dairy Crest worker in the face before driving away in the Ford Transit milk van full of pints.
Investigators said the attacker, thought to be about 6ft and of slim build, was wearing dark clothing and the grey fancy dress-style mask.
The stolen white milk float, which features the Dairy Crest logo in green and yellow, has not yet been traced.
Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for witnesses to call Woodhouse CID on 101 extension 805 3461 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.