A GUNMAN has left empty handed after a adult store employee refused to comply with his demands for cash last night.
Police said the young man entered the Nauti & Nice store at Thornton about 7.30pm and pulled the handgun on the female worker.
But instead of complying with the threats, the female employee stood her ground and the gunman left without a cent.
He is described as being aged between 17 and 20, was wearing cargo pants, brown work boots and a green jacket.
Central Hunter police are investigating.