Police are appealing for public assistance following an armed robbery at a service station in Coffs Harbour this morning.
About 3am, police have been told a man armed with a firearm entered the store on Harbour Drive.
He threatened a male staff member with the firearm before stealing cash and cigarettes. The man was last seen running east on Harbour Drive.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak with who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He has been described as 183cm tall and wearing a grey hooded jumper, dark pants, black joggers with white soles and a balaclava.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward; call Coffs Harbour Police or Crime Stoppers.