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Employee threatened during armed robbery at New Lambton restaurant

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Newcastle City Police District is investigating a disturbing armed robbery, which occurred overnight at a New Lambton restaurant.

About 10.15pm, officers were called to the premises on Regent Street.

It followed reports of an armed robbery.

At the scene, they were informed a man entered the restaurant before threatening an employee with a firearm and demanding cash.

It’s believed the male then fled the store with the money.

Thankfully, the 23-year-old employee was not physically injured.

Officers then declared a crime scene and have started inquiries into the incident.

As part of the investigation, police have released a description of a man they believe can assist with inquiries.

He’s described as being of thin build and approximately 170-180cm tall.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black motorcycle helmet, white T-shirt over a black jumper, black pants, white sneakers with a blue trim, black gloves, and carrying a brown bag.

Police urge anyone able to identify the man, or with information, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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