Attempted knifepoint robbery at Jewells

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.

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