Police are appealing for information after two robbers wielding a tomahawk and a baseball bat held up a Lake Heights pizza store, terrifying a 17-year-old shop assistant.
Lake Illawarra inspector Paul Allman said the two men entered the store on Weringa Avenue just before midnight on Sunday and stole a small amount of cash.
He said the male shop assistant was not physically harmed, but was "shaken and stressed" by the "traumatic" incident.
The first offender, carrying the tomahawk, is described as a Caucasian male who spoke with an Australian accent, about 1.8 metres tall with a thin build and about 18 to 25 years old.
He was wearing a black t-shirt with white print, dark track pants and covered his face with a red bandanna.
The second offender is described as Aboriginal in appearance and about 1.8 metres tall.
He was carrying a baseball bat and was wearing a light coloured cap, a dark t-shirt, black track pants and covered his face with a white bandanna.The pair were last seen running along Anna Avenue in Lake Heights.
Inspector Allman called for anyone with information to contact Lake Illawarra Police on 4232 5599, or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.