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Police are hunting a robber who left a pub worker "extremely shaken" after forcing them to hand over cash behind the White Horse Inn in Milton's main street this afternoon.
The offender, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with the pulled hood up tight around his face, ran off after accosting the staff member in the pub's rear car park about 4.15pm.
Police said an undisclosed amount of cash was forcibly as the victim was getting into a vehicle to take the banking away.
Police believe that the offender left via the rear area of the car park which leads onto Spenser St. A possible sighting of him running along Spenser Street in a northerly direction towards Cowper Street has been reported to police.
Initial information obtained from witnesses in the area have given a description of the suspect and possible path taken following the robbery.
"The victim was uninjured but extremely shaken as a result of the incident," police said in a statement.
Police are seeking help from the public and information can be reported directly to your local police station, Balclutha Police on 03 4180203 or anonymously via the National Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111.