Newcastle Police are on the hunt for a man who held up a fast food store at Adamstown overnight.
About 9:40pm, the man armed with a meat cleaver, entered the store and demanded money from TWO employees.
One of them handed over cash before the man fled on foot along Brunker Road.
A crime scene has been established and police are looking for the offender who was wearing all black clothing, with his face covered, wearing gloves and carrying a green reusable shopping bag.
As investigations continue, anyone with information is urged to come forward.