A staff member at EB Games in East Maitland has had a gun pointed at him during a terrifying hold up.
A man entered the shop at around 1:15pm on Wednesday afternoon, armed with a shot gun.
He demanded the worker hand over cash.
Police say he fled in a waiting getaway car, described as a green-coloured sedan.
The car was last seen heading along Mitchell Drive.
The McDonalds at Williamtown was robbed a short time later, however it's unclear whether both hold ups are linked.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.