A THIRD armed robbery has been staged in the Shoalhaven in a week.
Police said shortly after 9pm on Sunday a male attendant at a service station at Sanctuary Point had just checked the pumps and was walking back into the store when he was approached by three men.
The men entered the United Service Station at Larmer Avenue and threatened the employee with a knife.
One man was also armed with a metal pole.
The men took money from the cash register and from another part of the store.
They were last seen running towards the St Georges Basin Country Club golf course.
All three were wearing dark hooded jumpers and dark pants with their faces covered.
All were medium to solid build and one was about 190cm tall.
Detectives are reviewing CCTV footage and plan to canvas homes in the area in the hope someone may have seen something which may help identify the offenders.
It takes the count to 11 robberies in the area since July, of which eight involved weapons.
It follows an attempted armed robbery of the Subway sandwich shop by a man with a knife at the rear of Nowra Mall last Sunday evening and a hold-up at the IGA supermarket in Lyndhurst Drive, Bomaderry by two men brandishing a bolt action rifle on Monday evening.
Police have issued a plea for public assistance in solving this latest incident.
Anyone with any information on any of the recent robberies in the Shoalhaven can contact Shoalhaven detectives on 44231 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.