They hope pictures of items stolen in the robbery at Jubilee Court Care Home, in Nabbs Lane, just before 2am on Friday 3 February 2012 will generate information from the public in relation to the incident.
A CCTV image has also been released of a man on a bicycle pictured at the Texaco service station, in Watnall Road, an hour before the robbery.
Police think this man may also be able to assist them with their enquiries.
A man carrying a crowbar entered the nursing home from a rear door that night.
He approached staff and told them to direct him to the safe, before leaving the building on foot with a quantity of cash in six metal lockable cash tins (three red and three black) and a walkie-talkie.
The offender is described as:
- a white male
- aged 20 to 30
- 5ft 6ins to 5ft 9ins tall
- average build
- wearing a black hat with a peak at the front. the lower half of his face was covered, a dark jacket featuring the word ‘America' or ‘American' emblazoned across the chest and dark utility trousers, which featured a number of pockets
Detective Inspector Hayley Williams said:
"No attempts were made by the intruder to approach any residents during the robbery and no one was injured.
"This was, however, a distressing incident for the staff involved.
"An extensive search of the area has been carried out by police and high-visibility patrols are being undertaken.
"Reassurance visits have also be made to nursing homes in the area to advise on crime prevention and security.
"Anyone who recognises the man in the image or who has come across cash boxes or a radio like the ones pictured, please get in touch.
"I'd also like to find out more about this distinctive jacket.
"Do you know anyone who has been wearing a jacket of this description or found one discarded anywhere?
"If so, please call the police."
Councillor Kevin Rostance, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health at Nottinghamshire County Council, said the County Council is doing all it can to support the police so that the perpetrator can be caught as soon as possible.
"This was a shocking incident but the staff members who were confronted by the intruder had the welfare of the residents at the forefront of their minds throughout.
Although they were left shaken by the incident, they deserve a great deal of praise for ensuring that residents were protected and unaware of what was happening.
"We have put new security in measures in place at Jubilee Court as a result of the incident."
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Hucknall Police Station on 101 extension 804 4737.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.