Teen attacked in armed robbery

Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command are appealing for public help to find a robber who hit a teenager over the head on Monday.

About 3.40pm on December 16, the man entered a general store in Albion Park and approached the counter.

The man asked the 16-year-old who was working behind the counter for cigarettes, prompting the teen to turn his back and look for a particular brand.

As he did, the man hit the boy over the head with a wrench or something similar, causing a deep laceration. The man walked behind the counter and stole an amount of cash from the register.

He struck the employee a number of times in the head with his fist before running from the scene with the cash.

Police were called and a full investigation is underway.

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