Police are searching for a man who committed an armed robbery on a Mildura service station this morning.

The man, described as short and wearing a black hoodie, entered the Caltex service station at the corner of Deakin Avenue and Thirteenth Street about 11am today.

A witness saw the man flee the service station across Thirteenth Street and run into a lane at the rear of businesses on Deakin Avenue.

Police in numerous marked and unmarked cars searched the area but have so far been unable to locate the offender.

Extracted in full from Sunraysia Daily.