An armed bandit has apologised to staff after allegedly holding up a North Geelong convenience store.

Police are hunting for the man after he walked up to the locked front door of 7-Eleven on Separation Street about 10.30pm Monday.

He was let in by an attendant, who thought he was a customer.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the man approached the counter and wielded a knife before making demands for cash.

Police are on the hunt for an apologetic bandit.

Police are on the hunt for an apologetic bandit.

The apologetic bandit, who said sorry when he took the money, then ran from the store, she said.

The attendant was unharmed.

The alleged offender has been described as caucasian in appearance, about 30-years-old, 175 centimetres tall with an average build.

Police said he was wearing what appeared to be cream coloured cargo pants, light coloured skate shoes, a black beanie, black hooded jumper with a large white motif on the front and white inside the hood.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

Extracted in full from the Geelong Advertiser