Police are investigating after a restaurant in Parramatta was robbed by a man staff thought had a firearm.
About 11.40pm Friday, September 28, employees were working in the restaurant when a man entered holding the object and ordered a female staff member to hand over money.
She complied and gave the man money before he fled on foot through a rear door onto a laneway.
The offender walked into another restaurant off the laneway before being confronted by four staff members.
No-one was injured in the incident.
Specialist forensic officers attended and examined the scene.
At the time of the incident the offender was wearing a dark hooded jacket and blue pants. Witnesses told police his face was covered during the robbery.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Parramatta police or Crime Stoppers,1800 333 000.