Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a sandwich shop in Nowra yesterday.
About 8.50pm, a man armed with a knife entered the shop on Kinghorne Street and demanded cash from staff.
A 43-year-old man working in the shop told the offender there was no money on the premises, and he fled in a silver-coloured vehicle.
Police were called and set up a crime scene. They are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance with tanned skin, about 175cm tall and of a medium build. He was seen wearing a black hooded jacket and black track pants, a black and pink balaclava and black gloves.