Police are appealing for witnesses after a man armed with a machete tried to hold up South Golden Beach shop last night.
Police say the man terrorised staff when he jumped on the counter and threatened them just before 7.30pm.
A scuffle apparently erupted in which a staff member suffered a long cut to the forearm.
The assailant escaped empty-handed. He is described as 180cm tall with a skinny build.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.police.nsw.gov.au.