Police investigate armed robbery at Newcastle

Police will address the media after an armed robbery in Newcastle overnight.

About 8.30pm (Wednesday 24 February 2021), a man, armed with a firearm, entered a takeaway food store on Cowper Street, Wallsend, and threatened four employees before stealing cash, a handbag.

The armed man fled out the back door and a female employee chased him into nearby Irving Street where he was seen to get in the passenger side of a car and drive off.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and established a crime scene.

The employees were not physically injured.

As inquiries continue, police are looking to speak to a man they believe may be able to assist them.

He is described as being aged between 25 and 30, 180cm to 185cm tall, of medium build and was seen at the time wearing a grey hooded jumper, a face covering and long black pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Newcastle City police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

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