Hunt for video store robber

Lake Illawarra detectives are searching for a man who robbed a Unanderra video store last night.

Police say a man entered the Leading Edge Video store in Farmborough Road, Unanderra at 8.40pm.

He demanded money from the 22-year-old female store employee who was behind the counter.

She stepped back and he lunged at the register, taking a sum of money. He also stole the woman’s handbag.

He ran out of the store and down Jenkins Street.

No weapon was sighted during the robbery and the employee was shaken but unharmed.

The man was described as being 30-40 years old, 180 centimetres tall and of medium build. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper pulled over his head, black tracksuit pants and Nike sneakers.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Lake Illawarra Police on  4232 5599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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