A man who attempted to rob a Wollongong service station last night fled the scene when the cashier refused to hand over money.
Around 7.45pm, the man, armed with a screwdriver, entered Shell Coles Express on Crown Street. He demanded cash from the 59-year-old male customer service officer, who refused to give the man any cash.
The perpetrator, who had covered his face with a red bandanna, fled the store.
Officers from Wollongong police and the dog squad attended the scene and were able to follow the man’s track to near Phillips Street in West Wollongong, where they lost the track.
The man was described as Caucasian, around 180 centimetres tall with a slim build. He was wearing a dark jacket and a black baseball cap. Police are continuing their inquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.