A police hunt is underway to find a man who used a syringe during a terrifying armed robbery at a Mount Lawley grocery store overnight.
Fresh Provisions staff were threatened by the syringe-wielding man about 9.45pm on Friday before he fled the store with a stolen sum of cash.
A police blitz of the area at the time failed to find the man.
“Police were called to the Walcott Street store after a man had entered the store and threatened a staff member with a syringe, demanding cash,” a police spokesman said.
“The man left the store with an amount of cash.
“Police attended the scene and commenced an investigation. Several police units conducted patrols of the area, however, the man was not located.”
The man was described by witnesses as being fair-skinned, aged between 25 and 35 years and was about 170 centimetres to 175cm tall.
He was wearing dark clothing at the time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online here.