Two men are on the run after an attempted armed robbery at a bakery on Orient Street in Batemans Bay at around 6:30 am this morning (31 March).
The men allegedly demanded cash, before threatening a bakery employee with an object concealed within a sock.
The bakery employee refused to comply and armed himself with an iron bar.
The two men fled in a southerly direction along Orient Street. Police have not stated whether the two men took anything from the bakery.
A NSW Police spokesperson said an investigation is underway and detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen two men in the area earlier today.
The first man was wearing a grey hooded jumper and a face covering and is described as approximately 170 cm tall with a stocky build.
The second man is described as approximately 180 cm with a slim build. He was wearing a dark shirt and a face covering.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Batemans Bay police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.