Police are investigating a carjacking at Cessnock.
Two men, aged 30 and 24, were sitting in a Ford Territory at Ironbark Lane about 4.30am Saturday when they were approached by two unknown males allegedly armed with an axe, a bat and a knife, who forced the pair from the vehicle.
The bandits allegedly threatened the two men and demanded they hand over property.
The alleged carjackers fled the scene in the four-wheel-drive.
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The victims reported the incident to police and the 30-year-old was taken to Cessnock Hospital with minor injuries.
Police want anyone with information that could help with the investigation into the incident to contact them on Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.