Knife-wielding robber threatens staff, escapes on foot on Central Coast

Police are appealing for witnesses after an offender, armed with a knife, threatened staff at a Central Coast store overnight.

About 6.50pm on Sunday a man holding a serrated knife entered a tobacconist store on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Kiwwara Avenue, Wyoming.

He threatened a female employee with the knife before stealing cash and cigarettes.

The woman was not injured.

The man was spotted on Henry Parry Drive, North Gosford, by officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command and a foot pursuit began.

The man was last seen running in Dunbar Way, North Gosford.

Investigators wish to speak with a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 40 and 45, 168cm tall, of a medium build, blond and brown short hair, stubble and missing teeth. The man was described as wearing a black hooded rain jacket and black pants with white stripes.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ 

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