POLICE were last night hunting an armed robber who wore a ski mask when he held up a Yarrawonga service station.
Cobram Detective Sgt Marcus Boyd said no customers were in the store when a male attendant, 56, was stacking cigarette shelves at the Caltex in Benalla Road.
A man walked in at 7.55pm holding a large knife.
“He made demands to open the till and helped himself to an undisclosed sum of money,” Sgt Boyd said.
“He then took off into the darkness.”
Police were unsure in which direction the armed robber went on Benalla Road.
Sgt Boyd said police have obtained video footage from the store.
The offender is about 180 centimetres with a slim build.
He was wearing a dark-hooded jumper or tracksuit top with a white stripe on the sleeve, a zip with white trimming and unidentified writing on the back.
He wore a light- coloured ski mask and light-coloured shoes with tracksuit pants with two stripes down the side.
Sgt Boyd said the attendant was uninjured.
Late last night, Yarrawonga, Cobram, Katamatite, Wangaratta and Rutherglen police were still searching for the offender.
Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information can be given anonymously.