Police are investigating an armed robbery at an Aberdare service station on Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 6am Wednesday (January 29), a man entered the Shell service station on Aberdare Road and allegedly threatened the attendant with a knife.

The man took cash and cigarettes before fleeing out the front entrance onto a dirt bike, with a second man waiting.

Hunter Valley Police District were called a short time later and established a crime scene, and are now appealing to for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.

The bike was last seen headed west along Aberdare Road. Both men were last seen wearing motorbike helmets, with dark clothing and their faces covered.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Extracted in full from: https://www.cessnockadvertiser.com.au/story/6605635/armed-robbery-at-aberdare-service-station/