Hunter detectives are appealing for public help after an armed robbery at a South Maitland takeaway shop last night.
A man armed with a firearm entered the shop at the intersection of Louth Park Road and Blomfield Street just before 8pm.
The offender threatened the female employee before picking up a cash register and fleeing the store.
He was last seen running along Louth Park Road before turning left into Evans Street.
Police from Central Hunter Local Area Command responded quickly to the incident and a crime scene was secured.
The 25-year-old woman was uninjured in the incident.
Her five-year-old son, who was also present in the shop at the time of the incident, was unhurt.
A police dog found the cash register a short distance away with the money still inside.
Local detectives are appealing for public help as they continue their inquiries.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or any suspicious activity is urged to contact Maitland Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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