Police are appealing for assistance as they investigate an attempted armed robbery in the Hunter overnight.
At about 7.50pm yesterday (Sunday 18 April), a man entered a service station on Metford Road, Metford, where he threatened a male attendant with a knife.
He demanded cash before the attendant refused and the man left the store; he was last seen running towards Turton Road.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and established a crime scene.
The man was seen wearing a hooded jumper, a red baseball cap, dark pants and shoes with his face covered.
As inquiries continue, anyone who may have information which could assist detectives is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.