Armed robbery at charity organisation

An armed man has robbed a charity organisation at Wickam, near Newcastle overnight.

About 8.30pm (Saturday 13 April 2019), a man armed with a pistol entered the mission on Hannell Street and threated two men before demanding they hand over money.

The man then produced a knife making further threats towards the men. He walked behind the counter and stole cash from a register and left the scene and was last seen running west on Greenway Street.

He is described as being about 180cm tall with a medium build, wearing dark clothing with his face covered.

The men were not injured during the incident and investigations are continuing.