Hunt is on for armed robber

POLICE are hunting an armed robber after Sale’s Lakeside Club was held up at gunpoint late last week.

About 11pm on Thursday night, a lone offender entered the Lakeside Club (also known as Sporties) via the main entrance on Palmerston St.

The offender, who is believed to be male, approached a staff member and brandished a handgun, demanding cash.

The staff member complied, and the offender then fled on foot, back out the main entrance.

Police said the offender was wearing a black balaclava, gloves and a hooded jumper.

He was described as being of a medium height and medium build.

Police declined to reveal how much cash was taken.

They are reviewing security footage from the night, and are appealing for anyone with any information about the robbery to phone Sale Crime Investigation Unit on 5143 5000.