Police are appealing for public assistance after an armed robbery in the Hunter region overnight.

About 8.45pm (Sunday 8 March 2020), a man entered a fast food restaurant on Lawes Street, East Maitland, armed with a baseball bat.

The man threatened an employee before he fled the scene with a sum of cash in an easterly direction along Lawes Street.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended a short time later and established a crime scene.

The man was last seen wearing dark coloured clothing with his face covered.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the nearby area to contact Maitland Police on 4934 0200 or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/03/09/police-investigate-east-maitland-armed-robbery/

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