Police are investigating following an attempted armed robbery in Tarneit yesterday evening.
Investigators have been told an unknown man attended the Tarneit Road convenience store about 5.15pm (15 April).
He threatened an employee with an edged weapon and made demands for cash.
The employee moved to the rear of the store and the offender fled empty handed.
He is perceived to be African in appearance with a thin build, about 187cm tall, and was wearing a black jumper with a grey hood and a black face covering.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.