Armed robbery investigation underway

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a service station in the Hunter yesterday.

Shortly before 6am (Wednesday 29 January 2020), a man entered a service station on Aberdare Road, Aberdare, and threatened a 31-year-old attendant with a knife.

The man took cash and cigarettes before fleeing out the front entrance onto a dirt bike with a second man waiting. The bike was last seen headed west along Aberdare Road.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were called a short time later and established a crime scene.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.

Both men were last seen wearing motorbike helmets, with dark clothing and their faces covered.