POLICE are calling on the community to assist them in finding an armed robber who held up a petrol station on Tuesday morning.

The robbery occurred at around 7am at the Woolworths Caltex service station on Bentinck Street.

Chifley Police District Chief Inspector Glenn Cogdell said there was one service station attendant at the premises when a man entered and allegedly threatened him with a knife.

An image supplied by NSW Police.An image supplied by NSW Police.

The culprit left the service station with an unspecified amount of cash and was last seen on Bentinck Street.

No one was injured, but the employee was shaken by the incident.

“There was a knife that was produced, and [the offender] was last seen walking from the service station onto Bentinck Street towards Mount Panorama,” Chief Inspector Cogdell said.

It is unknown at this stage whether or not the offender got into a vehicle after leaving the scene.

Chief Inspector Cogdell said police are appealing to the public for closed-circuit television (CCTV) or other footage.

“We’re appealing for any information from anyone who was in that area of Bentinck and Russell streets around 7am [Tuesday] morning, if they sighted a male person in black clothing in that vicinity and, if anyone was driving, any dashcam footage that may have picked up a person in that area, or people who may have CCTV in the vicinity of the Woolworths Caltex service station, especially the period between 6.30am and 7.30am,” he said.

The man has been described as Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall, of thin build, and was wearing all black at the time of the alleged robbery.

PUBLIC APPEAL: Chief Inspector Glenn Cogdell speaking to the media. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKPUBLIC APPEAL: Chief Inspector Glenn Cogdell speaking to the media. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

Police do not have an approximate age, but the indication so far is that the man is in his 20s or 30s.

Anyone in the area who doesn’t have footage, but may have seen the offender around the time of the incident, is also asked to contact police.

“If people have any information, please inform the police. It doesn’t matter if it is minor,” Chief Inspector Cogdell said.

If anyone sees the man who is believed to have committed the robbery, they should not approach him and instead contact police immediately.

Reports can be made to Bathurst Police Station by calling 6332 8699 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information related to crime should only be reported through these channels and not posted on social media.

Extracted in full from: Bathurst petrol station robbery: Appeal for information | Western Advocate | Bathurst, NSW