Servo robbed with hammer and crowbar

POLICE are seeking public help to find a man who robbed a Rutherford service station armed with a hammer and crowbar today.

Central Hunter detectives are investigating after the man walked into the New England Highway business and threatened a female attendant with the tools.

He demanded a sum of cash before fleeing on foot.

He has been described as Aboriginal in appearance with facial hair and a thin build. 

Standing between 170cm and 180cm tall, he was wearing a black hoodie with a white baseball cap, grey tracksuit pants and joggers.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Maitland police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Spear gun seized in Adamstown search

POLICE have seized a spear gun and balaclava after searching a car at Adamstown this morning.

A spokesman said police stopped a vehicle on Glebe Road about 1.40am before a drug detection dog was used to search the car.

A small amount of methylamphetamine and cannabis was allegedly seized and an occupant was arrested before being charged with drug offences.

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