Police are hunting an armed robber who stole cash from a Kiama Downs supermarket on Sunday.
The man was armed with a small axe when he entered the premises on Johnson Street around 6:15pm and threatened a 14-year-old employee.
The offender took cash from the counter area before fleeing the store and was seen to leave in a stolen white VW Transporter van.
Police later found the stolen van in nearby Alexander Street – the van will be forensically examined.
Officers are searching for a man described as being about 170cm tall with a thin build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing dark clothing and had his face covered.
No one was injured during the incident and investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information should contact their local police station or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.