Police are appealing for public assistance after an armed robbery in the New England region on the weekend.

Just after 7:35pm (Saturday 24 March 2019), a man, armed with a large knife, walked into a service station on Single Street, Werris Creek, about 40km south west of Tamworth, and demanded money.

The man, who was wearing a jacket over his head, fled the store on foot with a sum of cash.

The attendant was not injured during the incident.

Officers from Oxley Police District attended and established a crime scene.

A search of the surrounding area was conducted; however, no one was located.

Detectives would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, medium height, medium build, dark hair and facial hair.

During the robbery he was wearing a maroon long sleeve shirt with a distinctive patterned shirt underneath, denim jeans, black ‘Nike’ branded shoes and a jacket over his head.

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