OXLEY detectives are investigating the robbery and assault of a Quirindi service station’s customer on Sunday night.
About 7.30pm, the customer was standing at the counter of the Shell Service Station in Station St before being confronted by a man believed to be in his early 20s.
The man allegedly grabbed hold of the customer and demanded money before an unknown amount of cash was handed over.
Police allege the man indicated he had a weapon concealed in his jacket pocket, but witnesses said they saw no weapon.
The man allegedly struck the customer on the side of the head before fleeing the scene.
He is described as being of Aboriginal appearance and of a thin build, wearing a red hooded jacket and three-quarter length pants.
Police said the customer was uninjured in the ordeal.
Detectives were expected to return to the scene yesterday morning to view CCTV footage.
Anyone with information should contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.