Wagga police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station on the corner of Edward and Docker Streets overnight, during which a female attendant was threatened and chased by a man wielding a machete.
The woman sought shelter in a customer's car, after which the man reportedly chased a 32 year old man west along Edward Street demanding money.
The victim handed over some personal belongings, before the offender reportedly stole his car, police involved in several pursuits in the Ashmont area, before the car was located abandoned in central Wagga some time later.
Police believe they may have identified the offender, and are working to locate him.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Wagga Police or Crimestoppers.