Investigation underway following armed robbery - New Lambton

Monday, 12 February 2024 09:19:19 AM

An investigation is underway following an armed robbery at New Lambton last night.

About 10.15pm (Sunday 11 February 2024), police were called to a restaurant on Regent Street, New Lambton, following reports of an armed robbery.

At the scene, police were told that a man entered the restaurant before threatening an employee with a firearm and demanding cash.

Police have been told that the man then fled the store with cash.

The 23-year-old male employee was not physically injured.

Police from Newcastle City Police District declared a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

As part of the investigation, police have released a description of a man they believe can assist with inquiries.

The man is described as being of thin build, and approximately 170-180cm tall.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black motorcycle helmet, white t-shirt over a black jumper, black pants, white sneakers with a blue trim, black gloves, and carrying a brown bag.

Police urge anyone able to identify the man, or with information, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.