South Maitland service station employee allegedly threatened with a knife in armed robbery

A service station attendant was allegedly threatened with a knife during a robbery on Tuesday.

Police said the offender thrust the knife towards the employee’s throat and demanded cash and cigarettes at the South Maitland service station.

The console operator complied with the request and the bandit fled in a vehicle towards the Louth Park area.

The incident occurred about 1am after the intruder took an item from a fridge and approached the counter.

The offender was described as a Caucasian male in his mid-20s, about 170cm tall, medium build.

He was dressed in black shorts and t-shirt.

Police conducted a forensic examination of the scene and have reviewed CCTV footage of the incident.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.