DETECTIVES are looking into an attempted robbery at knifepoint in Lake Macquarie last night.
The victim, 17, told police he was walking along Ntaba Road at Jewells about 11.10pm with a friend when they were approached by a man.
The man inquired after drugs before getting into a red hatchback with no registration plates and leaving the scene.
A short time later the 17-year-old was approached by the same man, who produced a small silver knife and pressed it against his stomach while demanding money.
No-one was injured in the incident.
The attacker has been described as aged in his late 30s to early 40s with a solid build.
He had a tattoo on the left side of his face and a cast on his left wrist.
He was last seen wearing a zip-up jacket, navy trackpants and white joggers.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lake Macquarie police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.