Police are hunting a balaclava-clad robber who held up a Cessnock newsagency armed with a knife.
A 27 year old man was working at the Cessnock West Newspower on Wollombi Rd at around 2:30 Saturday afternoon, when the robber entered the shop and demanded cash.
The worker handed over money and the man fled on foot.
The robber was wearing a light-grey coloured hoodie with a dark stripe down the arms, black gloves, dark pants and dark shoes.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.