POLICE are on the hunt for a man who held up a Broadmeadow service station with a gun on Thursday night.

Police say the man entered the Shell service station on Brunker Road about 11.25pm and produced a rifle.

He allegedly threatened the cashier before running off with an amount of cash.

He was last seen running in the direction of Adamstown, police say.

It is understood the incident was captured on CCTV footage.

Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Extracted from Newcastle Herald