A man armed with a samurai sword has threatened a staff member at a service station in Sydney’s west before demanding cash and fleeing the scene in a terrifying robbery.

The man entered the service station on Parramatta Rd, near Bachell St, Lidcombe, about 3am Wednesday.

Police say he approached the male employee at the counter before producing the samurai sword.

A crime scene has been established after an armed robbery at a service station in Lidcombe on Wednesday. Picture: Google

After fleeing with an unknown amount of cash, the man was seen getting into a vehicle parked outside.

The employee escaped unharmed and is assisting detectives from Auburn Police Area Command.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Extracted in full from: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/sydney-service-station-robbed-by-man-with-samurai-sword/news-story/8604be613d0bc65dd632ac01b6e70534