Police are searching for a man armed with a syringe who held up a petrol station in Sydney's east.
The robber entered the service station in Coogee carrying the syringe and threatened the male employee about 5am Saturday, police said.
The armed thief allegedly escaped with cash and was last seen running along Coogee Bay Road and into Mount Street.
He is described to police as being of Caucasian appearance, about 178cm tall with a slim build, and was wearing a white hoodie.
Police want anyone who witnessed the terrifying robbery to come forward.