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Man threatened with baseball bat and machete at Williamtown

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Police are investigating an armed robbery in Williamtown early this morning.

At about 3.30am today (Tuesday 26 May), a 32-year-old male employee was inside a service station on Lavis Lane, 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 Police District 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 or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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