Police are investigating an armed robbery in the Hunter early this morning.
About 3.30am today (Tuesday 26 May 2020), a 32-year-old male employee was inside a service station on Lavis Lane, Williamtown, when two men entered the store armed with a baseball bat and a machete.
The men threatened the attendant before one of the men hit him with the baseball bat and removed cash from the till.
A 38-year-old male customer then entered the store and was chased by the pair before they fled the scene, running north towards Nelson Bay Road.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter PD attended and established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries.
Anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam vision from the nearby area between 3am and 4am today (Tuesday 26 May 2020) or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is urged to contact 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.