Ballarat Police are on the hunt for a machete wielding bandit.
CCTV footage shows a man wearing a motorbike helmet enter a Mitchell Park service station on Learmonth Road on the night of Sunday November 6 at 8.20pm.
After asking for two packets of cigarettes, the man asks to take a closer look but the counter worker refuses.
He then proceeds to pull out a machete and rob the store – taking off with cash and cigarettes.
Police would like to speak with the man in the above footage.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.