Police are appealing for witnesses after a service station attendant was allegedly threatened with a knife in East Nowra early Sunday morning.
About 2.25am, a 64-year-old attendant was working at a service station on Kalandar Street, when a man entered the shop.
He allegedly approached the counter, threatened the attendant with a knife and demanded money.
The 64-year-old hit the man on the wrist with a metal pole.
Police claim the man then left the location while continuing to threaten the attendant.
Police were contacted and detectives from Shoalhaven Local Area Command attended, commencing an investigation.
A crime scene was established and investigations are continuing.
Investigators are appealing or information about the incident and would like to speak to a man aged about 40, wearing a dark blue hooded top, dark blue pants and fawn boots.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.