TWO masked gunmen have stormed a licensed venue in Newcastle and assaulted a staff member in a terrifying hold-up.
The men reportedly burst into the Elder Street business in Lambton just before midnight last night.
They allegedly threatened a male staff member and proceeded to assault him before fleeing the scene with a stash of cash.
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A crime scene was established and examined by forensics officers and the staff member was taken to the John Hunter Hospital for treatment to facial injuries.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Newcastle Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.