Two men — one armed with a tomahawk — have stolen cash from a service station in Melbourne’s north in a terrifying early morning robbery.

Police believe one of the men entered the store on Broadway in Reservoir about 7am on December 16 and bought a can of soft drink.

The man then left the store and used his mobile phone.

CCTV footage of a man police want to talk to in relation to an armed robbery in Reservoir

CCTV footage of a man police want to talk to in relation to an armed robbery in Reservoir where a tomahawk was used.

His alleged accomplice was also seen using his phone while standing nearby.

About 15 minutes later, the second man stormed the service station wearing a balaclava, produced a tomahawk and demanded the attendant hand over cash.

The staff member obliged and surrendered the cash register.

The masked robber took a sum of money and placed it in a black sports bag before fleeing the store on foot.

Police say the first man followed the bandit from the shop, picking up cash that had fallen on the floor as he went.

No one was injured during the holdup.

The first man is believed to be of African appearance, about 185cm, with a thin build. He was wearing a blue hooded top and shorts.

Police have released a CCTV image of him.

The second man is described as being medium build and was wearing a balaclava, a black long-sleeve top, black tracksuit pants and black runners.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Extracted in full from the Herald Sun.

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