Police are appealing for public assistance following an armed robbery in Sydney’s Inner West last night.
About 9pm (Wednesday 30 December 2020), police were called to a service station on Parramatta Road, Haberfield, following reports of an armed robbery.
Police have been told a man armed with a large kitchen knife entered the store, before threatening a 21-year-old employee.
The armed man stole cash and cigarettes and fled the scene on foot in a Northerly direction along Rogers Avenue.
The employee was not harmed.
Officers from Burwood Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced a search of the area, with assistance from the Police Dog Unit, but were unable to locate the man.
As inquiries continue, police have released a brief description of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man was wearing a black hoodie with the hood over his head and dark pants. He had a white handkerchief across his face to the bridge of his nose.
Police are appealing for public assistance to identify the man.
Anyone who may have been in the area is urged to come forward with dashcam footage, or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.