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Two masked men robbed a Tweed Heads 7-Eleven Service Station at knifepoint early yesterday morning escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount cash.

Detectives from Tweed Byron Local Area Command investigating the robbery have urged anyone with information about the pair to come forward.

The two men, wearing black clothing and gloves, entered the store in the HomeMart Centre, Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South at about 3:20am assaulting a 37-year-old male shop attendant and threatening him with knives.

They pushed him into the corner of the service area and forced him to open the cash register.

One man took the cash drawer from the cash register before both ran off into the car park of the First Choice Liquor store. No one was injured during the robbery.

It is unclear how much money the thieves stole.

Police have issued a description of the two men, the first described as male, 20 to 25 years old, fair complexion, 185cm tall, medium build, wearing a black beanie, black jumper, light grey or blue jeans. He was covering his mouth and nose with a piece of black material and was armed with a large black bladed knife about 50cm long.

The second man was described as male 18 to 20 years old, fair complexion, 165cm tall, thin build, wearing a black full-face balaclava, black long sleeved top, grey shorts. He was armed with a black bladed knife approximately 25cm long.

Police have appealed to anyone who may have seen the robbery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Tweed Heads Police on 07 5536 0999. Information can be supplied anonymously.

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