A man allegedly involved in a violent armed hold-up at Australia Post's Lake Heights branch has been caught on dashcam, one witness said.
Around 11am on Thursday, September 7, a man, who was reportedly holding a gun, burst into the store on Weringa Avenue.
The man allegedly pushed the store attendant to the ground and left with a large amount of money.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene and a large area in front of the store and around a nearby phone box was roped off with police tape as a crime scene forensic police officer commenced his investigation.
The store worker was uninjured and no one else was in the store at the time.
Harry Randhawa works in an Indian restaurant nextdoor and was in the Australia Post shop just two minutes before the hold-up occurred.
Moments after he returned to his store he heard a woman sobbing outside.
"I just heard a lady crying and she was shaking," he said of the female Australia Post worker who fled outside the shop after the hold-up.
Mr Randhawa also revealed that a car parked out the front of the two shops caught the alleged offender fleeing on his vehicle's dashcam. Footage has been passed onto police.
"I saw the pictures, the guy had a tradesman type top on. It was an orange shirt," he said.
Mr Randhawa has been left scared following the brazen daytime hold-up.
"The thing that's happened today is very scary," he said.
"Before that I used to think it's very safe. I've never every seen things like this happen."
The Illawarra Mercury has contacted Australia Post for comment.
NSW Police have issued a public appeal for anyone with information on the incident.
Police describe the man as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build and aged in his mid-30s.
He was wearing blue sunglasses, fingerless gloves, a black hat, high-vis orange jacket, black pants and white shoes.
He was last seen on Weringa Avenue, travelling towards Jane Avenue.
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